MeFi Callendar of (Unofficial) Events May 20, 2016 8:19 AM   Subscribe

As December 26 is Zelda Day, thanks to the convergence of four Zelda-related posts on Dec 27, 2010, so do I dub May 19 "Happy Nappy Day" thanks to the three bed-related posts yesterday (1, 2, 3) plus my straggler today. What are other days of semi-renown on MetaFilter?
posted by filthy light thief to MetaFilter-Related at 8:19 AM (2396 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

There was Elephant Day, which I always think of as the foundational event in this genre (of which, a first anniversary as well); someone later that year was confused about all the turkey stuff though that it was Thanksgiving that day in the US may disqualify that one. And a couple years ago there was an I think initially accidental Worf Day.

There's another conspicuous cluster I'm failing to recall the details of offhand that I think turned out to involve a little bit of off-band collusion.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:23 AM on May 20, 2016


March 13 is the day of the Bacon Bomb.
posted by phunniemee at 8:26 AM on May 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


we had a dune week, when was dune week?
posted by poffin boffin at 8:42 AM on May 20, 2016 [3 favorites]




there was that time greg nog and griphus posted the same FPP and the mods had griphus assassinated
posted by beerperson at 8:52 AM on May 20, 2016 [28 favorites]


Late January 2014 was Greek Week!
posted by prize bull octorok at 9:05 AM on May 20, 2016


It's all right there on the "Special Days" calendar.
posted by Mayor West at 9:13 AM on May 20, 2016 [4 favorites]


OH I DONT KNOW MAYBE SOMETIME IN OCTOBER LIKE MAYBE NINE DAYS BEFORE HALLOWEEN
posted by wenestvedt at 9:21 AM on May 20, 2016


Mayor West: It's all right there on the "Special Days" calendar.

Great, thanks!
posted by filthy light thief at 9:24 AM on May 20, 2016


Ok maaaybe it's really really official that I've been Old Continentalized, because I looked at 'Happy Nappy' and was very confused about the bed themed posts.
posted by romakimmy at 9:34 AM on May 20, 2016 [8 favorites]


Bbut every day is Diaper Day...?
posted by Potomac Avenue at 9:48 AM on May 20, 2016 [4 favorites]


Every Friday evening. GRARING hour.
posted by Namlit at 10:00 AM on May 20, 2016


I can't find it. The date the most epic of alphabet threads started. That should be Metafilter Gold Day.
posted by Namlit at 10:03 AM on May 20, 2016


Absolutely.
posted by nickmark at 10:39 AM on May 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


Beware! Here-in lies madness! (The start of a relatively small alphabet thread [March 25, 2009, original post from March 20, 2009 - total comments: 1,687] / A flawed attempt to have a second alphabet thread [April 13, 2009 - total comments: 152] / the most epic alphabet thread [May 15, 2013 - total comments: 8,659 - the realm of browser crashes])
posted by filthy light thief at 10:41 AM on May 20, 2016 [3 favorites]


Curious - I wonder if it's something about the springtime?
posted by nickmark at 10:49 AM on May 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


I have fond memories of 2014's first (and so far only) Worf Day.
posted by Strange Interlude at 10:54 AM on May 20, 2016 [2 favorites]


I dub May 19 "Happy Nappy Day" thanks to the three bed-related posts yesterday (1, 2, 3)

Goddammit.
posted by Etrigan at 10:57 AM on May 20, 2016 [2 favorites]


Didn't think about alphabet threads for a long time. I sort of miss 'em.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:13 AM on May 20, 2016


Everyone does.
posted by rtha at 11:18 AM on May 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


For a while there they definitely just sort of happened spontaneously.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:18 AM on May 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


Give it time.
posted by paper chromatographologist at 11:23 AM on May 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


"H" :D
posted by prize bull octorok at 11:25 AM on May 20, 2016 [3 favorites]


In the name of the most holy and individual Trinity: Be it known to all, and every one whom it may concern, or to whom in any manner it may belong, That for many Years past, Discords and Civil Divisions being stir'd up in the Roman Empire, which increas'd to such a degree, that not only all Germany, but also the neighbouring Kingdoms, and France particularly, have been involv'd in the Disorders of a long and cruel War
posted by Mayor West at 11:28 AM on May 20, 2016 [2 favorites]


cortex: "DUNE WEEK IS CANCELLED"

This is one of the few times I legitimately got pissed about mod gatekeeping.
posted by Chrysostom at 11:30 AM on May 20, 2016


Keep it civil, please.
posted by Etrigan at 11:34 AM on May 20, 2016


Kan we please not do another Alphabet thread?
posted by notyou at 11:34 AM on May 20, 2016


LThe problem with alphabet threads is when comments don't naturally flow
posted by beerperson at 11:39 AM on May 20, 2016 [3 favorites]


Man, I love this stuff.
posted by The Man from Lardfork at 11:50 AM on May 20, 2016


Naturally.
posted by Shmuel510 at 11:55 AM on May 20, 2016


Occasionally.
posted by filthy light thief at 12:07 PM on May 20, 2016


PI'm sorry, I wanted to complain!
posted by Chrysostom at 12:14 PM on May 20, 2016


QThis is not how to play the game, but I like it.
posted by filthy light thief at 12:17 PM on May 20, 2016


Rats, I wanted to avoid taking part.
posted by languagehat at 12:19 PM on May 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


RTFMaybe there's some underlying logic here that I'm not getting.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:19 PM on May 20, 2016 [2 favorites]


Really, folks, you could be trying harder.
posted by zamboni at 12:19 PM on May 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


Right now I'm home from dental surgery and this seems like a really good idea.
posted by gingerbeer at 12:19 PM on May 20, 2016 [2 favorites]


See?
posted by zamboni at 12:19 PM on May 20, 2016


TYou all should be using the edit window to retroactively correct the sequence
posted by prize bull octorok at 12:21 PM on May 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


RALPHABET STASIS ACHIEVED
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:21 PM on May 20, 2016 [2 favorites]


U failed
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:24 PM on May 20, 2016


Very disappointing.
posted by zamboni at 12:29 PM on May 20, 2016


*vuvuzela*
posted by wenestvedt at 12:30 PM on May 20, 2016 [4 favorites]


(DAMMIT)
posted by wenestvedt at 12:30 PM on May 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


Why, wenestvedt? Why?
posted by billiebee at 12:32 PM on May 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


X-Men: Apocalypse looks underwhelming
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:34 PM on May 20, 2016 [3 favorites]


Yippee!
Zamboni! That's me!
posted by zamboni at 12:35 PM on May 20, 2016 [12 favorites]


Anybody else feel like this is more fun than working on a Friday afternoon?
posted by nickmark at 12:39 PM on May 20, 2016


betcher bippie, it iz
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:40 PM on May 20, 2016


Can we do this more often?
posted by Room 641-A at 12:52 PM on May 20, 2016


Damn straight we can.
posted by Clinging to the Wreckage at 12:56 PM on May 20, 2016


Doing it in a planned way would make it less fun. Spontaneity is nice
posted by Krom Tatman at 12:56 PM on May 20, 2016


Eleven pipers piping
posted by beerperson at 12:56 PM on May 20, 2016


Eurgh.
posted by Krom Tatman at 12:57 PM on May 20, 2016


Falling ever behind, I am.
posted by Krom Tatman at 12:57 PM on May 20, 2016


GOOOOOOOAAAAALLLLLLLL!!!
posted by wenestvedt at 12:58 PM on May 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


His brains are in terrible danger.
posted by zarq at 12:58 PM on May 20, 2016


I haz no brains
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:59 PM on May 20, 2016


Jackpot! I got my first hotel in Yosemite!
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 1:00 PM on May 20, 2016 [4 favorites]


Know who else had no brains?
posted by Krom Tatman at 1:03 PM on May 20, 2016


Four calling birds
posted by beerperson at 1:03 PM on May 20, 2016 [2 favorites]


Eight maids a milking
posted by phunniemee at 1:05 PM on May 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


Diez dancers dancing
posted by phunniemee at 1:05 PM on May 20, 2016


Edit window abuse
posted by Potomac Avenue at 1:05 PM on May 20, 2016


FIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVE....
posted by billiebee at 1:11 PM on May 20, 2016


GOOOOOOLEND
posted by cortex (staff) at 1:14 PM on May 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


Let's do try to keep up, shall we?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:16 PM on May 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


Hold up!
posted by gingerbeer at 1:17 PM on May 20, 2016


Maybe there are two collated alphabets now?
posted by paper chromatographologist at 1:19 PM on May 20, 2016


I hope not.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 1:20 PM on May 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


and the green grass grew all around, all around, and the green grass grew all around
posted by beerperson at 1:21 PM on May 20, 2016


CHAOS REIGNS
posted by prize bull octorok at 1:21 PM on May 20, 2016 [2 favorites]


they don't love you like I love you
posted by Krom Tatman at 1:25 PM on May 20, 2016 [3 favorites]


Just in time to chime back in
posted by Namlit at 1:27 PM on May 20, 2016


Knock it off, you guys.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 1:28 PM on May 20, 2016


Lost the thread, I have. Which alphabet are we on now?
posted by filthy light thief at 1:29 PM on May 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


Last thing i would do
posted by Namlit at 1:29 PM on May 20, 2016


Must this always happen
posted by Namlit at 1:29 PM on May 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


Not my day
posted by Namlit at 1:30 PM on May 20, 2016


Oh, such a strange new world!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:35 PM on May 20, 2016


Preview, preview, preview!
posted by Room 641-A at 1:39 PM on May 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


Questionable whether the edit window should be used at all. Last time we had no edit window.
posted by Namlit at 1:42 PM on May 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


Right damn you are!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:42 PM on May 20, 2016


Sad but true.
posted by Shmuel510 at 1:43 PM on May 20, 2016


Slow down.
posted by gingerbeer at 1:44 PM on May 20, 2016


Krishna, slow down! Your red Trans-Am goes way too fast.
posted by zamboni at 1:54 PM on May 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


That's just the sound barrier of one hand clapping thunder
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:59 PM on May 20, 2016


Let's sort out this chiming Krishna business, shall we?
posted by cgc373 at 2:08 PM on May 20, 2016


Um.
posted by cgc373 at 2:09 PM on May 20, 2016


Very well. What chimes in Krishna's Trans-Am? Perhaps time for a service...
posted by Namlit at 2:10 PM on May 20, 2016


Vicodin. Did I mention I'm on Vicodin, recovering from dental surgery?
posted by gingerbeer at 2:10 PM on May 20, 2016


Wires neer re-wiring...
posted by Namlit at 2:11 PM on May 20, 2016


Xxelerator needs re-adjustment...
posted by Namlit at 2:11 PM on May 20, 2016


Yoda was camping on the backseat and is extracted...
posted by Namlit at 2:12 PM on May 20, 2016


Zippedy bop!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 2:13 PM on May 20, 2016


Zurgery? Dental zurgery?
posted by Namlit at 2:13 PM on May 20, 2016


Alphabet thread? I don't get it.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 2:17 PM on May 20, 2016


Almost.
posted by gingerbeer at 2:18 PM on May 20, 2016


Bee in the bonnet?
posted by Namlit at 2:19 PM on May 20, 2016


Create a little birdhouse in your soul.
posted by Shmuel510 at 2:22 PM on May 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


Detune your banjo
posted by filthy light thief at 2:26 PM on May 20, 2016


Elevate your humours
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 2:27 PM on May 20, 2016


filthy light thief, calendar is with one l.
posted by Melismata at 2:30 PM on May 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


(G) L-L-L-L-Lovesexy
posted by chavenet at 2:43 PM on May 20, 2016


Hold on, what's happening?
posted by bongo_x at 2:47 PM on May 20, 2016


illicit sects
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 2:53 PM on May 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


just kidding
posted by gingerbeer at 3:10 PM on May 20, 2016


Kidding aside, it's illegal to scream "Alphabet" in a crowded MeTa thread.
posted by Johann Georg Faust at 3:29 PM on May 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


Lies!
posted by aniola at 3:34 PM on May 20, 2016


MeTa is a better place than FanFare for doing that.
posted by gingerbeer at 3:40 PM on May 20, 2016


Next time on NCIS: ABC...

"Why would the murderer steal a dictionary but leave behind the stereo, the laptop..."
"You don't understand, Kyle. It wasn't a dictionary. It was a thesaurus."
"Christ, you mean—"
"He's back. It's the return of The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Killer."
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:44 PM on May 20, 2016 [7 favorites]


Oh, that looks like lite reading.
Not at all - it's a brawnthesaurus.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 3:53 PM on May 20, 2016


Please get me off of this thing, I need to go drinking.
posted by SpookyFish at 4:38 PM on May 20, 2016


Quit while you're ahead, y'all.
posted by wintersweet at 5:18 PM on May 20, 2016


Run away!
posted by languagehat at 5:24 PM on May 20, 2016


/Quietly deletes a tremendously clever comment draft that began "Previously on Law & Order: Alphabetics Unit."
posted by nobody at 5:35 PM on May 20, 2016


Something went wrong there.
posted by nobody at 5:36 PM on May 20, 2016


(The "x new comments notifier" sure is slow.)
posted by nobody at 5:37 PM on May 20, 2016


Unless pb sticks around to create real-time comment streaming, we'll just have to be more judicious about hitting Cmd+R in alphabet threads.
posted by Phire at 5:38 PM on May 20, 2016


.... Timing!

dammit!
posted by nickmark at 5:40 PM on May 20, 2016 [6 favorites]


Violently trying to get this thread back on track, if you check out September 21, 2011 there was a little chain of FPPs that all started with "How many..." Including one of the best threads of all time, "How many of these classic videogame characters can you remember?"
posted by Rock Steady at 7:06 PM on May 20, 2016


Worf day veterans represent!
posted by drlith at 7:17 PM on May 20, 2016


X. Why did it have to be X?
posted by pianissimo at 8:56 PM on May 20, 2016


You know why.
posted by zamboni at 9:06 PM on May 20, 2016 [2 favorites]


Zucchini Bread Recipes?
posted by sammyo at 9:23 PM on May 20, 2016


All you need is:
bread flour,
creamed zucchini,
drop it in a bowl,
elapse 30 min,
forget what you were doing,
go outside for a bit,
have a panic attack,
in the oven with everything,
just don't forget the sugar,
kneed the dough a while ago,
let me know when it's ready.
posted by nobody at 9:49 PM on May 20, 2016 [8 favorites]


My current
need for zucchini bread is great.
Oh! Zucchini bread!
Please to send!
Quite.
posted by lazuli at 9:57 PM on May 20, 2016 [2 favorites]


Really.
posted by lazuli at 9:58 PM on May 20, 2016


Seriously.
posted by lazuli at 9:58 PM on May 20, 2016


Truly.
posted by lazuli at 9:58 PM on May 20, 2016


(Unreal how awesome it is to participate in alphabet threads when you're on the West coast and have no outside life that would take you away from the

Very threads where such devotion was

Wildly important.)
posted by lazuli at 10:00 PM on May 20, 2016


Unequivocally.
posted by bongo_x at 10:00 PM on May 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


Xeriously, though, if someone wants to send me zucchini bread, please MeMail me. Because
You would be a mensch, and I would
Zealously defend your honor.
posted by lazuli at 10:19 PM on May 20, 2016


Another day, another pile of food
posted by Namlit at 10:39 PM on May 20, 2016 [2 favorites]


Bread made of zucchinis, mmm mmm!
posted by h00py at 10:42 PM on May 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


Chocolate chips make zucchini bread even better.
Delicious, even.
Extraordinary.
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 10:43 PM on May 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


Fan community for zucchini bread, gathering.
posted by Namlit at 11:04 PM on May 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


Gradually increasing.
posted by Namlit at 11:04 PM on May 20, 2016


Has anyone tried pumpkin bread, though? Also good.
posted by Namlit at 11:05 PM on May 20, 2016


It always sticks me how difficult it is to remember the correct order of the alphabet.
posted by Namlit at 11:06 PM on May 20, 2016


Jeer away, just do it.
posted by Namlit at 11:07 PM on May 20, 2016


K
posted by Night_owl at 11:11 PM on May 20, 2016


LOL!
posted by Night_owl at 11:11 PM on May 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


Maybe this is why I have insomnia - the alphabet thread calling, faintly but persistently, to me.
posted by EvaDestruction at 11:18 PM on May 20, 2016


Not an unlikely option in my experience.
posted by Namlit at 11:33 PM on May 20, 2016


O RLY
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 11:36 PM on May 20, 2016


Paris airport, Orly
posted by Namlit at 11:52 PM on May 20, 2016


Quoth the raven:
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:55 PM on May 20, 2016


RALPHABET
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:55 PM on May 20, 2016 [3 favorites]


Something seems odd about this thread.
posted by bongo_x at 12:01 AM on May 21, 2016


Threads are just odd sometimes.
posted by Dr Dracator at 12:22 AM on May 21, 2016


Undoubtedly.
posted by bongo_x at 12:29 AM on May 21, 2016


very that
posted by en forme de poire at 12:41 AM on May 21, 2016


What?
posted by Dr Dracator at 12:44 AM on May 21, 2016


X-ray vision is what I want, to see through the screen to see if someone else is posting right now.
posted by freethefeet at 12:51 AM on May 21, 2016


you don't want to see through the screen, trust me
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 1:14 AM on May 21, 2016


Zis alphabet ain't no ralphabet. At least I'm fine. Wait till letter b though.
posted by Namlit at 2:27 AM on May 21, 2016


Zit alors!
posted by y2karl at 2:37 AM on May 21, 2016


Abrasive comment about French spelling skills erased.
posted by Namlit at 2:52 AM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Bonjour et bienvenue! Bonne chance avec "c"!
posted by taz (staff) at 3:35 AM on May 21, 2016 [2 favorites]


Chaussures sur la table, la table sur mes pieds.
posted by nobody at 5:06 AM on May 21, 2016 [3 favorites]


C'est simple. Croissants!
posted by Namlit at 5:06 AM on May 21, 2016


Don't let's start. Haven't had my coffee yet.
posted by ardgedee at 5:26 AM on May 21, 2016


Everyone knows tea is how one properly starts the day.
posted by Too-Ticky at 5:30 AM on May 21, 2016


Feh - I know no such thing.
posted by nickmark at 5:34 AM on May 21, 2016


Great! I got here while there's still time to play!
posted by CMcG at 5:42 AM on May 21, 2016


How is this still a thing?
posted by Etrigan at 5:55 AM on May 21, 2016


*I* always get in trouble for all this. *silenced all my life*
posted by infini at 5:59 AM on May 21, 2016


Jobs were put aside over the proper maintenance of a good healthy alphabet thread. Of course it's still a thing.
posted by Namlit at 6:10 AM on May 21, 2016


Just deal with it.
posted by Night_owl at 6:10 AM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Karaoke time, Night_owl?
posted by taz (staff) at 6:35 AM on May 21, 2016


Look here, and keep on keepin on.
posted by EvaDestruction at 6:56 AM on May 21, 2016


Maybe this one will go better...
posted by tzikeh at 7:09 AM on May 21, 2016


Not if people stop believing.
posted by Room 641-A at 7:12 AM on May 21, 2016


'old on to that feeling.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:30 AM on May 21, 2016


Please 'old on to that feeling.
posted by nobody at 7:35 AM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Quite holding on to that feeling. No worries.
posted by Namlit at 7:37 AM on May 21, 2016


ralphabet
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:47 AM on May 21, 2016 [3 favorites]


STOP
posted by dismas at 7:50 AM on May 21, 2016


Tut tut. I missed the last "b" slot for barfabet and/or burpabet
posted by Namlit at 7:52 AM on May 21, 2016


'Tis hammer time.
posted by drlith at 7:52 AM on May 21, 2016 [2 favorites]


Unlikely.
posted by languagehat at 8:24 AM on May 21, 2016


Until the end of hammer time.
posted by ardgedee at 8:24 AM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Uno! dos! tres! quatro! Wooly Bully!
posted by y2karl at 8:25 AM on May 21, 2016


Vaiting for somebody to do 'v' is intolerable.
posted by carsonb at 8:31 AM on May 21, 2016


Waiting for somebody to do 'v' is intolerable.
posted by carsonb at 8:32 AM on May 21, 2016


x word.
posted by carsonb at 8:33 AM on May 21, 2016


You have to wait for an 'R' to come around before pulling a 'Reverse' though, Right?
posted by carsonb at 8:33 AM on May 21, 2016


zutalors!
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 8:48 AM on May 21, 2016


Ah've seen this before...
posted by Namlit at 9:10 AM on May 21, 2016


Before what?
posted by Dr Dracator at 9:14 AM on May 21, 2016


Can't you see what's coming?!
posted by CMcG at 9:19 AM on May 21, 2016


Circa 2009
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 9:19 AM on May 21, 2016


don't you people know how to preview
posted by dismas at 9:38 AM on May 21, 2016


Evidently not.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 9:38 AM on May 21, 2016


fuck
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 9:42 AM on May 21, 2016


GET IT TOGETHER SHEEPLE
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:43 AM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Hey now. Watch your language.
posted by ardgedee at 9:46 AM on May 21, 2016


I'm getting a ba-aaa-d feeling about this.
posted by Room 641-A at 9:47 AM on May 21, 2016


Just you wait
posted by filthy light thief at 9:51 AM on May 21, 2016


Kookaburra
posted by Sys Rq at 9:52 AM on May 21, 2016




mandolin conspiracy beat me to it
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 9:59 AM on May 21, 2016


O Burra Where Art Thou
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:11 AM on May 21, 2016


no wait what order do letters go in again
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:12 AM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Poor show! I was waiting for "o" to post "Olly the Kookaburra was one of the three mascots for the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney." You stepped on Olly!
posted by taz (staff) at 10:16 AM on May 21, 2016


Quite, I missed my chance for No Country for Old Burras
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 10:17 AM on May 21, 2016


Reservoir Burras!
posted by taz (staff) at 10:18 AM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


taz could repost about Olly but start with "Sydney" now!
posted by lazuli at 10:21 AM on May 21, 2016


*slinks away* Except I screwed that up because I can't remember my alphabet.
posted by lazuli at 10:22 AM on May 21, 2016


Unsurprisingly, elephant day was where MeFi started to decline.
posted by ambrosen at 10:26 AM on May 21, 2016


Very sorry, I got offtopic:

The Big Wallabowski.
posted by ambrosen at 10:29 AM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Wallabowsi? I don't wallabelieve it.
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 10:31 AM on May 21, 2016


X-Men wherein Wolverine is replaced by Wallaby. Discuss.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 10:34 AM on May 21, 2016 [2 favorites]


Yes. Hugh Jackman should stick to Australian roles.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:35 AM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Zipped up in a leather onesie, the wallaby proceeds to be the best at what it does, which is mostly kicking things.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:36 AM on May 21, 2016


A surprisingly fiesty foe
posted by drlith at 10:37 AM on May 21, 2016


Bub Trub: My Life As A Cinematic Wallaby MMA Trainer
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:38 AM on May 21, 2016


Crikey!
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 10:39 AM on May 21, 2016


Drop Bears are being woefully neglected here, mates.
posted by taz (staff) at 10:39 AM on May 21, 2016


Edit window abuse
posted by Sys Rq at 10:40 AM on May 21, 2016


For real! Sys Rq, go to the wallacorner, and think about what you've done.
posted by taz (staff) at 10:46 AM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Gang-ganging up, are we?
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 10:51 AM on May 21, 2016


Help! I was looking at Australian mammals to drop into the thread and I forgot why I'd restricted myself to that (only one venomous one, and the largest carnivore's cat-sized), so I carelessly started looking at reptiles, arthropods and jellies, and now I'm not going to sleep for weeks.
posted by ambrosen at 11:00 AM on May 21, 2016 [2 favorites]


Iguana tell you that I sympathize, ambrosen.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:07 AM on May 21, 2016


Just surprised at how into this game cortex is, usually the mods stay away from such frivolities.
posted by Melismata at 11:08 AM on May 21, 2016


K, so I 'drict myself? K! I 'drict myself. I'm hella big, I got a squad in me.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:10 AM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Lo!
posted by infini at 11:21 AM on May 21, 2016


Mooching on ol' Walla Whitman a bit are we? Li'l Leaves of Hairy Panic, eh? eh?
posted by taz (staff) at 11:24 AM on May 21, 2016


Opossum
posted by Namlit at 11:39 AM on May 21, 2016


Nah not yet.
posted by Namlit at 11:39 AM on May 21, 2016


Pondering why N and O keep getting swapped.
posted by ardgedee at 11:46 AM on May 21, 2016


Quoll.
posted by ambrosen at 11:51 AM on May 21, 2016


Ralphabear.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:02 PM on May 21, 2016


Supercalifragilisticespialedocious
posted by infini at 12:03 PM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Terrible! It's Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 12:06 PM on May 21, 2016


Ugh! The eastern quoll is an "opportunistic carnivore" which can also be "quite bold when competing with the larger Tasmanian devil for food." This aggression will not stand, man!
posted by taz (staff) at 12:08 PM on May 21, 2016


Ve haf alvays prefferred ze alternate zpelling, yes!
posted by infini at 12:16 PM on May 21, 2016


Very good show, everyone!
What a good show indeed.
posted by filthy light thief at 12:16 PM on May 21, 2016 [2 favorites]


XXX Vying for food with a Tasmanian devil doesn't sound like my idea of a good time. XXX
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 12:17 PM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Xamine your preview, sir!

/hangs from hoisted petard
posted by infini at 12:18 PM on May 21, 2016


Yet again, the toll ticks down... 8,416 comments to go to beat the prior record-holder.
posted by filthy light thief at 12:18 PM on May 21, 2016


Zho zer iz a non-zero chanze my math is bad.
posted by filthy light thief at 12:20 PM on May 21, 2016


Antici-
posted by ardgedee at 12:21 PM on May 21, 2016 [2 favorites]


Additionally, this time we have the challenge of previewing comments yet the uncertainty of the edit window.
posted by infini at 12:21 PM on May 21, 2016


Best to wait 5 mins.
posted by infini at 12:22 PM on May 21, 2016


Claims the entire alphabet before hook hauls off neck stage right.
posted by infini at 12:23 PM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Demonic refresh-speeds required...
posted by Namlit at 12:24 PM on May 21, 2016


Edit window madness reigns!
posted by Namlit at 12:25 PM on May 21, 2016


Faster than a speeding bullet
posted by infini at 12:29 PM on May 21, 2016


Grammatically, this thread is a mess.
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 12:29 PM on May 21, 2016


Hey, what do you expect anyway?
posted by ardgedee at 12:34 PM on May 21, 2016


Fantastic prose, no less.
posted by Namlit at 12:45 PM on May 21, 2016


...I had my keyboard on reverse...
posted by Namlit at 12:45 PM on May 21, 2016


I hope that's not what you meant to say.
posted by ardgedee at 12:46 PM on May 21, 2016


Just checking.
posted by ardgedee at 12:46 PM on May 21, 2016


'kay, everything's fine.
posted by dismas at 1:00 PM on May 21, 2016


LOL
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 1:06 PM on May 21, 2016


Maybe it's time...
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 1:16 PM on May 21, 2016


No, not yet.
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 1:16 PM on May 21, 2016


OH OH OH
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 1:16 PM on May 21, 2016


-pation
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 1:16 PM on May 21, 2016 [7 favorites]


QED today is a holiday!
posted by CMcG at 1:25 PM on May 21, 2016


Roger that.
posted by Room 641-A at 2:03 PM on May 21, 2016


Surely you can't be serious!
I am serious, and don't call me Shirley.
posted by drlith at 2:32 PM on May 21, 2016


Too bad, Shirley.
posted by languagehat at 2:36 PM on May 21, 2016


Should September 1st be made the Official Day of Cortex and the Pony?

Because Cortex and the Pony.
posted by Wordshore at 2:42 PM on May 21, 2016


Unbelievable.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 2:43 PM on May 21, 2016


[stands near peonies with thumb over hose end]

Really!
posted by clavdivs at 2:51 PM on May 21, 2016


Viz that luxurious mane. Also the small horse's.
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:52 PM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Who leaves a country packed with ponies to come to a non-pony country?
posted by pixlboi at 2:57 PM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Xetroc, #7418's mirror universe counterpart.
posted by Krom Tatman at 3:02 PM on May 21, 2016


Yikes! All hail Xetroc!!
posted by pixlboi at 3:05 PM on May 21, 2016


I just showed my housemate the picture of Cortex and the Pony and her immediate observation was "What makes it intriguing is that you can't tell which of the main characters in the photo is on the verge of having a poo."
posted by Wordshore at 3:06 PM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Zip it, Wordshore. If you can't choose your first word carefully enough, you might need to be careful about what you post in this thread.
posted by ambrosen at 3:19 PM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Again? We're doing this again?
posted by Etrigan at 3:20 PM on May 21, 2016


Better hold on to your butts!
posted by Eyebrows McGee (staff) at 3:21 PM on May 21, 2016


Every day I post is 'No pants day.'

True story. Sometimes when I'm at work, things can be a bit awkward. For my co-workers that is. I'm totally fine.
posted by Fizz at 3:23 PM on May 21, 2016


Can't skip C and D, Fizz.
posted by nobody at 3:27 PM on May 21, 2016


Zip it, Wordshore. If you can't choose your first word carefully enough, you might need to be careful about what you post in this thread.

Excuse me? Was that a threat?
posted by Wordshore at 3:27 PM on May 21, 2016


Dammit, Wordshore.
posted by drlith at 3:29 PM on May 21, 2016


Especially sorry to upset you, Wordshore. I was constrained in my vocabulary which I could use to communicate that your posts were not in concert with the general pattern of the thread.
posted by ambrosen at 3:33 PM on May 21, 2016


Forgive me for making the rest of my last post sound so portentous, though.
posted by ambrosen at 3:34 PM on May 21, 2016


Gotta do what you gotta do.
posted by bongo_x at 3:37 PM on May 21, 2016


(Horse was the one pooping, fwiw.)
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:37 PM on May 21, 2016


It was?
Just what you'd expect him to say.
posted by bongo_x at 3:38 PM on May 21, 2016


Jeepers, I wonder how often people comment after reading the top of a thread but not the middle. Anti-eponysterical!
posted by nobody at 3:59 PM on May 21, 2016


Kind of true: I'm more of an arsehole than I'd like to be in real life. But in this thread, well, I'm just following through what everyone else is doing. No arseholing involved.
posted by ambrosen at 4:09 PM on May 21, 2016


Likely you could pay a bit more attention to the context, wordshore. There may be more going on here than it appears at first. At first being a key.
posted by gingerbeer at 4:13 PM on May 21, 2016


More here than meets the eye, yes.
posted by rtha at 4:21 PM on May 21, 2016


Mod note: No name-calling, you nattering nabobs! One deleted.
posted by Eyebrows McGee (staff) at 4:28 PM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Only one?
posted by Etrigan at 4:40 PM on May 21, 2016


Mod note: Pity.
posted by bongo_x at 4:52 PM on May 21, 2016


Mod note: Quinces were sacred to Aphrodite! I just learned that while looking for a way to change the subject.
posted by nickmark at 4:58 PM on May 21, 2016


Mod note: "Rewind" is a funny term. Because we still say "rewind" but we rarely actually rewind any more. I wonder how long it will be before the word "rewind" doesn't really mean anything, or its meaning has become representative only of an action or result so abstracted from its original sense that it can no longer be readily understood as a word that was literal and obviously descriptive.
posted by ardgedee at 5:11 PM on May 21, 2016


Mod note: Sort of like how I don't know what to call it when I "film" something digitally. It's not film anymore. It's video, but what is the act called? It's not videotaping, since there's no tape involved.
posted by chococat at 5:20 PM on May 21, 2016


Mod note: True, and like we mime rolling down the car window when no one actually rolls anymore. Rewinding, rolling windows, rotary phones ... the R's of yesteryear.
posted by pixlboi at 5:23 PM on May 21, 2016


Mod note: Under the obsolescence of "rewind" lays a further layer: most modern devices that allowed rewinding weren't even really re-winding so much as just winding but in the opposite direction. A cassette tape hardly needed to be wound before it could played. I suppose a VHS tape is an exception here, and of course older reel-to-reel was it's on thing, but...yes.
posted by cortex (staff) at 5:31 PM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: VHS????? Betamax 4 lyfe!
posted by Eyebrows McGee (staff) at 5:33 PM on May 21, 2016


Mod note: While we're at it, here's me and two llamas.
posted by cortex (staff) at 5:37 PM on May 21, 2016


Mod note: Xeroxing is still a thing though, right?
posted by rtha at 5:40 PM on May 21, 2016


Mod note: You're supposed to say "copying ", not xeroxing.
posted by gingerbeer at 5:42 PM on May 21, 2016 [2 favorites]


Mod note: Zut alors, you Xerox llamas?
posted by pixlboi at 5:42 PM on May 21, 2016


Mod note: About that llama picture -- it's not nearly as upside down as I was led to believe it was. Or am I upside down?
posted by gingerbeer at 5:51 PM on May 21, 2016


Mod note: Alpacas are too feisty and won't cooperate.
posted by nickmark at 5:51 PM on May 21, 2016


Mod note: Bifurcated that bastard, poor l'il a.
posted by pixlboi at 5:57 PM on May 21, 2016


Mod note: Cute pic. I didn't know they had llamas in Australia.
posted by ardgedee at 6:04 PM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Dey most certainly do.
posted by pianissimo at 6:23 PM on May 21, 2016


Mod note: Ere's a llama (that will take less time to load than that last link).
posted by pianissimo at 6:25 PM on May 21, 2016


Mod note: Fuck. Wordshore, I really hope you come back.
posted by homunculus at 6:29 PM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Grace us with your genteel gibes, Wordshore.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 6:33 PM on May 21, 2016


Mod note: Fuck. Wordshore, I really hope you come back.

Insisting that Alphabet Game be played instead of just being a normal human being (or whatever species you are) has consequences.
posted by carsonb at 6:59 PM on May 21, 2016


Mod note: Ruiner!
posted by carsonb at 7:00 PM on May 21, 2016


Mod note: Hey now. You're an all-star. Get your game on.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:10 PM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: I was actually just thinking today about how long it's gonna be until 90s music gets played on the oldies station.
posted by drlith at 7:18 PM on May 21, 2016


Mod note: Just you wait, the jump jive and wail is near at hand.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 7:20 PM on May 21, 2016


Mod note: Kurt Cobain on an oldies station? Smells like thirtysomething spirit.
posted by pianissimo at 8:36 PM on May 21, 2016


Mod note: Lemonheads too.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 8:42 PM on May 21, 2016


Mod note: MmmBop > The entire White Album probably. Would Mallory lie to you?
posted by drlith at 8:49 PM on May 21, 2016


Mod note: New Kids on the Block 4eva

*high 5* drlith, I was also thinking MMMBop
posted by pianissimo at 8:52 PM on May 21, 2016


Mod note: No oldies stations anymore. All "classic rock" -- which, yes, apparently includes the nineties now.
posted by Sys Rq at 8:52 PM on May 21, 2016


Mod note: OH THAT'S HOW IT IS, EH?
posted by Sys Rq at 8:52 PM on May 21, 2016


Mod note: Pays to be fast
posted by pianissimo at 8:53 PM on May 21, 2016


Mod note: Quickness helps too
posted by pianissimo at 9:04 PM on May 21, 2016


Mod note: Rapidity is rewarded
posted by pianissimo at 9:06 PM on May 21, 2016


Mod note: Speed is good.
posted by pianissimo at 9:07 PM on May 21, 2016


Mod note: TIMING!
posted by Eyebrows McGee (staff) at 9:08 PM on May 21, 2016 [3 favorites]


Mod note: Uproarious laughter follows.
posted by bongo_x at 9:17 PM on May 21, 2016


Mod note: VWV77 is an upside down llama.
posted by lazuli at 9:17 PM on May 21, 2016


Mod note: Whatever gets you through the night.
posted by soakimbo at 9:20 PM on May 21, 2016


Mod note: XCOM2 on Commander Ironman is pretty brutal - one small mistake and you're screwed. Not at once, mind you - it might take a couple of missions, but you definitely know when everything starts unraveling. Not very relevant, but I had to vent.
posted by Dr Dracator at 9:23 PM on May 21, 2016


Mod note: You know what I could use right now? A coffee.
posted by From Bklyn at 9:36 PM on May 21, 2016


Mod note: Zoom! Shoo! Off with you! Go get a coffee!
posted by lazuli at 9:49 PM on May 21, 2016


Mod note: Absolutely amazing this thread is.
posted by bendy at 10:12 PM on May 21, 2016


Mod note: But it's not long enough.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:19 PM on May 21, 2016


Mod note: But it won't bring me a coffee. (I'm stuck in a line and like a dope, I neglected basic provisioning.)
posted by From Bklyn at 10:21 PM on May 21, 2016


Mod note: Caffeine's a helluva drug.
posted by Krom Tatman at 10:41 PM on May 21, 2016


Mod note: Damn straight.
posted by From Bklyn at 10:42 PM on May 21, 2016


Mod note: Expected a bunch of arguing when I saw 300+ comments, kind of disappointed.
posted by cj_ at 10:53 PM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: WHY?
posted by clavdivs at 11:17 PM on May 21, 2016


Mod note: Fight, fight, cj wants a fight.
posted by NorthernLite at 11:25 PM on May 21, 2016


Mod note: Go ahead and fight him yourself if you feel like it.
posted by Dr Dracator at 12:33 AM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Hooligans!
posted by taz (staff) at 12:40 AM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Irish!
posted by Sys Rq at 12:49 AM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Ja, ja, call us names!
posted by infini at 1:25 AM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Kantankerous Kranky Koffee-deprived Kharakter (that's me, just awoken)
posted by Namlit at 1:37 AM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Let's just chill - drink some coffee if you have to.
posted by Dr Dracator at 1:59 AM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: My caffeine levels are through the roof, Dr!
posted by infini at 2:24 AM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Nonsense - is the room around you vibrating? If not, you could drink a couple more cups.
posted by Dr Dracator at 2:40 AM on May 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Oh no, its my heart, I can hear the...
posted by infini at 3:20 AM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Palpitations...
posted by infini at 3:20 AM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Querulously she muttered
posted by infini at 3:21 AM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Recaf is the coffee that is decaf to which you have added caffeine.
posted by ardgedee at 5:00 AM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Tea is just fine as it is. No additions needed.
posted by Too-Ticky at 5:31 AM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Urgh
posted by gingerest at 5:36 AM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Seems we need this comment.
posted by lazuli at 6:01 AM on May 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Very good catch. Back on track now. Where did I put my coffee?
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 6:03 AM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Wakey-wakey everyone!
posted by Room 641-A at 6:13 AM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: xcruciating wait, for anyone to awaken the X! I xan't bear it any longer.
posted by Namlit at 6:20 AM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: You're the best, Namlit.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 6:21 AM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Zure, zure. It all bottoms in not being a native speaker. I can bend the rules.
posted by Namlit at 6:22 AM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: "As I was saying" said the monk after a year of silence
posted by Namlit at 6:25 AM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Better get going on this round or we all fall asleep again.
posted by Namlit at 6:25 AM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Curious, infini, how's the coffee-delirium panning out? Any visions yet? Apparitions?
posted by Namlit at 6:27 AM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: D'oh! I obviously need more tea.
posted by Too-Ticky at 6:44 AM on May 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Evidently. It's almost four in the afternoon!
posted by Namlit at 6:52 AM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Four. It is four.
Tea, Gromit?
posted by Namlit at 7:00 AM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Gromit, TEA??
posted by Namlit at 7:00 AM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Hurray! Four o'clock, when everything stops for tea.
posted by Too-Ticky at 7:01 AM on May 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Hello -ello-ello-ello-ello

Metafilter the empty echo chamber
posted by Namlit at 7:01 AM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: I see. You beat me to it.
posted by Namlit at 7:02 AM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Just that tiny bit too late and Too Ticky
posted by Namlit at 7:02 AM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Kongratulations is what I say (now off to tea).
posted by Namlit at 7:03 AM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Late again, dammit Namlit!
posted by Too-Ticky at 7:03 AM on May 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: More tea, then.
posted by Too-Ticky at 7:04 AM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Nah, I've had my fill.
posted by ardgedee at 7:14 AM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Nobody's remarked on the misspelling in the post title!
posted by nobody at 7:15 AM on May 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: (oops)
posted by nobody at 7:16 AM on May 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Pretty much every comment pointing out a spelling or grammer error will have a spelling or grammer error of its own. This is well-known internet law.
posted by ardgedee at 7:21 AM on May 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Question: did you do that on purpose? You meant grammer arror.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 7:23 AM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Right up above, Melismata pointed out that "calendar" has only one L.
posted by lazuli at 7:35 AM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: So you can't say that nobody's remarked on it, in the sense that no other user had, though you can now say that nobody's remarked on it, in the sense that the user named nobody has remarked on it.
posted by lazuli at 7:37 AM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: thatsthejoke.gif
posted by Elementary Penguin at 7:40 AM on May 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Undercaffeinated
posted by lazuli at 7:42 AM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: I have participated in alphabet threads before, and enjoy them, but it would probably have been nicer to have waited on this one until the actual topic of the thread got discussed. Wow! I say, 385 comments on grouped MetaFilter posts about certain topics? Oh, I see; just another alphabet thread.
posted by yhbc at 7:49 AM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Virtually anything can be discussed and still be an alphabet thread. It's just one letter. Personally I'm a big fan of fustian day because it's a great word.
posted by h00py at 8:05 AM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: What.
posted by needled at 8:25 AM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: XWhile we're at it, why not discuss the " "we"? Who?"- meme, and the "I don't want to be that person, but" meme. Other memes see y and z
posted by Namlit at 8:26 AM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Yes, it can be done in an ablfphablbl thrblbl
posted by Namlit at 8:28 AM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Zanyism has its place esp when a good answer (a calendar exists and was linked to within the first several answers) is accepted in gratitude.
posted by CMcG at 8:40 AM on May 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: All of this is ridiculous.
posted by Zalzidrax at 8:43 AM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: But oh so entertaining.
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 8:45 AM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: All I Really Want To Do is start a Dylan quote alphabet thread.

Hijack!
posted by y2karl at 8:45 AM on May 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: And you, you sit around and ask for ashtrays -- can't you reach ?
posted by y2karl at 8:48 AM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: (psst, we're on C)
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 8:49 AM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Too hard ?

But where are you tonight, Sweet fffMarie ?
posted by y2karl at 8:54 AM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Come gather 'round, people, wherever ya roam, and find a good one for the letter D.
posted by Too-Ticky at 8:54 AM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Don't think twice, it's alright. Ain't no use in turning away from E now.
posted by lazuli at 9:03 AM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Everybody's building them damn threads.
posted by Dr Dracator at 9:04 AM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Fustian day! I had forgot all about it. (See also.)
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:13 AM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Grosgrain is fancier though.
posted by ardgedee at 9:40 AM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Hardly, have you tried a nice chintz?
posted by infini at 9:42 AM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: I don't believe you.
posted by y2karl at 9:44 AM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Jamdani is nice as well.
posted by zamboni at 9:45 AM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Kalamkari work usually is...
posted by infini at 9:52 AM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Like it isn't already that every day is can-I-eat-this-day? Fustian, php, so niche.
posted by Namlit at 10:16 AM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: My eyes get misty when I consider all the days we had here.
posted by Namlit at 10:16 AM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: No filter like Metafilter
posted by Namlit at 10:17 AM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: ♪ Oh give me a home, where the buffalo roam, where the deer
and the antelope play....♫
posted by Lynsey at 11:22 AM on May 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Oh, would that it were so simple.
posted by Phire at 11:22 AM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Play saxophone? Play Dungeons and Dragons?
What is it that the deer and the antelope play?
posted by Too-Ticky at 11:24 AM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Qu'est-ce que c'est que le cerf et l'antilope jouent? Just to put it another way.
posted by Too-Ticky at 11:28 AM on May 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Rollin' rollin' rollin'...got to keep on rollin'

raaaaaaaaaaaaaaawhide!
posted by infini at 11:45 AM on May 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: So where are these antelope playing? If the cover's not too high I might check them out.
posted by languagehat at 11:48 AM on May 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: They're at CBGBs -- Cattle, Buffalo, Goats, and Bovidae.
posted by lazuli at 11:52 AM on May 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Unaffordable, sadly enough.
posted by infini at 12:06 PM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Virtually anything is unaffordable these days!
posted by Namlit at 12:39 PM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Wallets whoosh with winged-insects
posted by CMcG at 1:10 PM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: X is for the long delay between comments 'cause nobody wants to come up with something for X.
posted by ardgedee at 1:27 PM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Y U so mean?
posted by infini at 1:32 PM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Zipping up this run, shall we try again?
posted by EvaDestruction at 1:38 PM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Aber selbstverständlich!
posted by Namlit at 1:40 PM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Before we get going. IF we want to break the previous record, we need to get in gear.
posted by Namlit at 1:40 PM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Careless dawdling isn't going to achieve that goal.
posted by Namlit at 1:41 PM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Clearly more pointless verbiage is needed.
posted by ardgedee at 1:41 PM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Duplication of effort wastes effort.
posted by ardgedee at 1:41 PM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Evidently, I mean duplication of forces, not efforts.

Also I am out of X-words
posted by Namlit at 1:42 PM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Far sighted, I am, is all
posted by Namlit at 1:43 PM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Go for it!
posted by infini at 2:03 PM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Happy to lend a hand.
posted by drlith at 2:15 PM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: I'm not.
posted by Sys Rq at 2:17 PM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Just when we think we have the ball rolling...
posted by infini at 2:27 PM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Kinsmen get in the way of the flow
posted by infini at 2:27 PM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Let's just go read a book in bed instead.
posted by infini at 2:27 PM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: My time zone is turning me into a pumpkin
posted by infini at 2:28 PM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: No! I missed my chance to mention Kamen Rider!
posted by needled at 2:32 PM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Other opportunities will orise.
posted by ardgedee at 2:36 PM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Plaintive, pleading, platypus platitudes.
posted by nobody at 2:48 PM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Questionable queasy-making querulous quasi-hmm. What now?
posted by Namlit at 3:00 PM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Rather a dead end, that one. Ok, on we forge.
posted by Namlit at 3:03 PM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Stuffed sandwiches start some suckers slavering.
posted by languagehat at 3:08 PM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: The town has no need to be nervous.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 3:17 PM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Unless an immense ungulate appears.
posted by ardgedee at 4:20 PM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: V instead
posted by infini at 4:32 PM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: What
posted by Melismata at 4:39 PM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: X-it, pursued by a bear
posted by drlith at 4:52 PM on May 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Zorro pursues bear.
posted by needled at 4:56 PM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: You missed one!
posted by Etrigan at 4:57 PM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: ayyyy everyone i got a new couch today
posted by Krom Tatman at 5:14 PM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Beautiful day!!! Went to Gay Pride!!!
posted by soakimbo at 5:15 PM on May 22, 2016 [3 favorites]


Mod note: Cool! I drove up to get some cheese steaks in Philly and stumbled on a block party!
posted by Night_owl at 5:51 PM on May 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Does this go on forever? Because that's cool if it does.
posted by sylvanshine at 6:06 PM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Everyday is gay pride.
posted by gingerbeer at 6:29 PM on May 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Four hundred fifty something comments barely qualifies as forever.
posted by ardgedee at 6:32 PM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: GRAR
posted by sylvanshine at 7:41 PM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Hoppitamoppita!
posted by rtha at 7:51 PM on May 22, 2016 [3 favorites]


Mod note: It would be interesting to see what an alphabet caps lock day would turn into.
posted by nickmark at 8:17 PM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Just about the only time the bloat would come before the crockety, I guess...
posted by nickmark at 8:18 PM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Kinkajou
posted by Sys Rq at 10:06 PM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Love that Wikipedia is like "kinkajous? You probably want to see THE SKULL OF A DEAD ONE HUH" as a matter of course.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:33 PM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Mammalian skulls are the best.
posted by gingerest at 10:36 PM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: No, really, I don't know why they assume that what you are most interested in is necessarily the skeleton, especially since kinkajous have awesome tails.
posted by gingerest at 10:38 PM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Oh, like the tails don't have bones in 'em?
posted by Sys Rq at 11:13 PM on May 22, 2016


Mod note: Pshaw! bones... who needs bones?
posted by infini at 2:02 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Question: Who needs bones? Answer: Richard Dunn.
posted by Room 641-A at 2:16 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Sound of doom: dunn dunn DUNN.
posted by Namlit at 3:07 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Rah, what is wrong with me
posted by Namlit at 3:07 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Truth be told I was lost in phantasies about a nice bowl of stock with chives. I need bones too.
posted by Namlit at 3:08 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Unlikely that you'll be able to get it at this time.
posted by infini at 3:24 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Visibly, the market is closed for the night
posted by infini at 3:24 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Welp, I'll carry on back to my report writing
posted by infini at 3:24 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Xenerpestes, speaking of birds (weren't we speaking of birds once?) are Graytails of the tribe Synallaxini, subfamily, Furnariinae – or Ovenbird. Ovenbird!
posted by taz (staff) at 5:04 AM on May 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: You realise, do you, that this sends me into an ever deeper tailspin of culinary fantasies?
posted by Namlit at 5:11 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Zimbabwe, too, is in a tailspin, but one of economic fantasies.
posted by infini at 5:13 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Ah, thanks! Zimbabwe crossed my mind, too, but to no avail, alas.
posted by Namlit at 5:17 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Better concentrate of weird things in the internet:
posted by Namlit at 5:18 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Clavichords for instance.
posted by Namlit at 5:22 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Concentration is not the right frame of mind for approaching weird things on the internet.
posted by Dr Dracator at 5:22 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Dogs (2) that meet on a regular basis.
posted by taz (staff) at 5:30 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Excuse me, what's happened to this thread?
posted by like_neon at 5:32 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Forget it, like_neon. It's MetaTalk.
posted by Etrigan at 5:38 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: GRAR, as usual, on the grey.
posted by infini at 6:14 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Haven't we been through all this before?
posted by Room 641-A at 7:07 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: I do believe so. And before. And before and before and before.
posted by Melismata at 7:18 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Just accept the cyclicality of life as evidence that the universe understands the practical limitations of its writing staff.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:34 AM on May 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: know this, my writing staff knows no limitations
posted by Namlit at 7:49 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Limitations? Bah, we know no limitations! WE... ARE... METATALK!
posted by languagehat at 8:13 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: MetaFilter: Excuse me, what's happened to this thread?
posted by Room 641-A at 8:14 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Not many words start with Ñ.
posted by peeedro at 8:16 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Of course, some staffs are more limiting.
posted by Namlit at 8:25 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Perhaps the most often
posted by Namlit at 8:26 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: quoted one is Gandalf's staff, which was quite limiting to Grima.
posted by Namlit at 8:26 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Reading the grand staff is harder than the treble or base staff alone.
posted by Melismata at 8:30 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Sure! And we haven't even mentioned clefs.
posted by Namlit at 8:30 AM on May 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: True multiple clef reading requires much hardness of staff.
posted by Namlit at 8:31 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Uncomfortable with all this "hard staff" talk, given my byline.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:32 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Uh, make that "concentration."
posted by Namlit at 8:32 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Unless C clef is also thrown in.
posted by Melismata at 8:32 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Very. Much. Concentration.
posted by Namlit at 8:32 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: ULPHABET STASIS ACHIEVED
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:32 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: What "uncomfortable? For whom?
posted by Namlit at 8:34 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Xstasis. IF you please!
posted by Namlit at 8:35 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: *yodeling running toward the line*
posted by Namlit at 8:35 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Already full circle yet again? Wow I was away too lon g
posted by infini at 8:36 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Zawangggg!
posted by Namlit at 8:36 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Zounds, I have forgotten the alphabet
posted by infini at 8:36 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: But look, a skipper!
posted by Namlit at 8:36 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Could have guessed, all with Finland being further East and so on.
posted by Namlit at 8:37 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Done gone jumping the gun, eh?
posted by Namlit at 8:38 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Elated on a Monday morning, NOT.
posted by Melismata at 8:39 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Feels like any discussion of guns that doesn't acknowledge that they are purpose-built jumping machines is inherently disingenuously normalizing jump culture.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:40 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Good point; gunpoint
posted by Namlit at 8:43 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: How about we not make this another gun thread?
posted by Etrigan at 8:44 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: I regret going off half-cocked there.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:46 AM on May 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Jocularity! Jocularity!
posted by Melismata at 8:59 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: "Kill" in the comedic sense, then?
posted by ardgedee at 9:00 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: LOL Gun Butts
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 9:08 AM on May 23, 2016 [4 favorites]


Mod note: MetaTalk threads of this size USED to ALWAYS mean alphabet threads.
posted by ersatzkat at 9:17 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Now...well, I cover my eyes going in...
posted by ersatzkat at 9:17 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Or recipes.
posted by Etrigan at 9:18 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Pretty unnecessary to cover your recipes, IMHO.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:20 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Quiche Lorraine needs to be covered when it gets too brown on top.
posted by Namlit at 9:40 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Ribs too. I'm actually cooking ribs as we speak. True story.
posted by Namlit at 9:41 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: So for ribs, it was rather "kill" in the culinary sense. Otherwise my oven would be oinking by now.
posted by Namlit at 9:42 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: To be sure none of this is safe for work.
posted by Namlit at 9:43 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Unless you work at home.
posted by Namlit at 9:44 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Victory for the work-at-homers!
posted by Zalzidrax at 9:47 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Veja Du, the conspicuous silence around the end of the alphabet.
posted by Namlit at 9:48 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: WAY TO JINX IT BRO
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:49 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Xenodocheionology is the lore of hotels and inns, if you didn't already know that.
posted by taz (staff) at 9:59 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: You think I don't know about sundry matters xenodocheionological?
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:00 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Ziplock bags are great for freezing quiche. Mmmm, quiche...
posted by Melismata at 10:03 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Albuminoid treats in frigid conditions wrapped in translucent coverings, mmmmmmm!
posted by taz (staff) at 10:16 AM on May 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Bacon. Always with bacon.
posted by Melismata at 10:46 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Crunchy bacon...
posted by Namlit at 10:47 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Delicious, crunchy bacon!
posted by Namlit at 10:47 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Enormous heaps of delicious crunchy bacon
posted by Namlit at 10:47 AM on May 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Finally, we have reached peak bacon.
posted by zarq at 10:55 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Gee, I always seem to come back here at this point on the treadmill.
posted by infini at 11:06 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Good heavens how I would like a bacon peak.
posted by Namlit at 11:06 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Ha ha! I shall break the curse!
posted by infini at 11:07 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Infini, I miss the Hugbucket.
posted by zarq at 11:09 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Just stick to your memories for now
posted by infini at 11:15 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: 'K.
posted by Melismata at 11:25 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Llamas don't know it's not bacon!
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:34 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Mefites do!
posted by Melismata at 11:40 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: No one else wants to play alphabet game? :(
posted by Melismata at 11:50 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Oh, I couldn't keep myself away from all the fun (better a weekend late than never, right?).
posted by PearlRose at 11:51 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Pity the llamas, unable to distinguish between bacon and its imitators.
posted by nickmark at 11:56 AM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Render unto Caesar what is bacon
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:05 PM on May 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Quit skipping letters.
posted by Etrigan at 12:07 PM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: sometimes I wonder if it's the letters that are skipping us
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:09 PM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: There's a thought.
posted by Shmuel510 at 12:10 PM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Totally. It's a big conspiracy. Letters pitched against us.
posted by Namlit at 12:11 PM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Usually, that's the case, isn't it?
posted by PearlRose at 12:19 PM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Vy do I always get the hard ones?
posted by infini at 12:20 PM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Well, it's because you're a special snowflake.
posted by Melismata at 12:27 PM on May 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: X is way harder than v.
posted by PearlRose at 12:28 PM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: You get twice as much out of it, though.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:30 PM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Zealously approaching a new start.
posted by Namlit at 12:30 PM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Anybody for a game of Questions?
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:31 PM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Are there extra favorites on X?
posted by Namlit at 12:31 PM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: X-tra, x-tra, people are skipping again...
posted by Melismata at 12:31 PM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Belay that. No one's skipping.
posted by Etrigan at 12:32 PM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Be so kind as to explain how that game is played?
posted by Melismata at 12:32 PM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Beware, reverse isn't allowed.
posted by Namlit at 12:33 PM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Can we have more bacon? (that was a question)
posted by Namlit at 12:33 PM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: (cortex, something weird did just happen there, X didn't show up, also I got a "connection reset" message, don't know if it's my computer or not, sorry...)
posted by Melismata at 12:33 PM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Dat's not a question.
posted by Namlit at 12:35 PM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Don't blame the connection.
posted by Etrigan at 12:35 PM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Etrigan, I would never blame the connection. Only the disconnection.
posted by Melismata at 12:37 PM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Eesh, aimed for Questions and ended up playing Doubles.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:38 PM on May 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: How do we play Questions?
posted by infini at 12:59 PM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: F, that was a real question to a real mod
posted by infini at 12:59 PM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: I don't suppose it's enough to write our responses in the form of a question?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:09 PM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Goodness, are we thoroughly out of order?
posted by Shmuel510 at 1:13 PM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: He's gone for lunchbreak
posted by infini at 1:23 PM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: If you have to ask how to play Questions then you're already playing Questions.
posted by ardgedee at 2:06 PM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Just imagine I phrased that in the form of a question. Whoops.
posted by ardgedee at 2:07 PM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Knights who say Ni say: Ni?
posted by languagehat at 2:09 PM on May 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: FLO!, check Hats knees, not for bees, these are accounted for, that or the aviary.
posted by clavdivs at 2:14 PM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: *muffles laughter*
posted by infini at 2:59 PM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Laughter.
posted by Sys Rq at 3:27 PM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: No, maybe the F was silent.
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:27 PM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: *mules taffy *
posted by clavdivs at 4:35 PM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: HA.
posted by clavdivs at 4:35 PM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Okay, enough of this anarchy.
posted by cortex (staff) at 5:05 PM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Pie.
posted by zarq at 5:07 PM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Quietly (dammit), Peter Piper sighed as his guests asked him to perform another alliterative activity. "Hey Peter, plant a purple petunia in a plastic pot!" Everyone laughed, while Peter thought again of the suicide bag hidden in his shed.
posted by sylvanshine at 5:13 PM on May 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Rhubarb, rectified.
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 5:13 PM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Sylvanshine recited the alphabet to himself like a third grader; he had indeed minded both P's and Q's.
posted by sylvanshine at 5:15 PM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Strawberry/Rhubarb pie
Rules.
posted by clavdivs at 5:31 PM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Try cherry in rhubarb pie
posted by ersatzkat at 5:35 PM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Unless you prefer strawberry, then whatever...
posted by ersatzkat at 5:35 PM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Very interesting that no one is in here arguing for pecan pie
posted by ersatzkat at 5:49 PM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Welcome respite from the fruit-pie haters, I say
posted by ersatzkat at 5:49 PM on May 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Xylocarp - can you make pies from that?
posted by ersatzkat at 5:52 PM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Yellow lemon is my favorite
posted by ersatzkat at 5:53 PM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Zesty
posted by ersatzkat at 5:53 PM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: although
posted by ersatzkat at 5:53 PM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: banana
posted by ersatzkat at 5:53 PM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: cream?
posted by ersatzkat at 5:54 PM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: damn good
posted by ersatzkat at 5:54 PM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: ecce homo
posted by needled at 6:23 PM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Four Tops' favorite is Sugar Pie.
posted by drlith at 7:44 PM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Gooseberry's preferred by others.
posted by drlith at 7:46 PM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Honeybunch? What is a honeybunch?
posted by Sys Rq at 10:21 PM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: I dunno but I'm humming it now
posted by gingerest at 10:33 PM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Just checked Urban Dictionary and it says, "One who is sweeter than just a bit of honey, and whose sweetness can only compare to a whole bunch of honey." Sticky!
posted by gingerest at 10:36 PM on May 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Kiwi pie--- is that possible?
posted by CMcG at 11:30 PM on May 23, 2016


Mod note: Let's google it!
posted by Sys Rq at 11:50 PM on May 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Macadamia nuts required for this kiwi pie. Do we have any around here?
posted by taz (staff) at 12:14 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Not that I know of, but you could check Evripidou downtown.
posted by Dr Dracator at 2:12 AM on May 24, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Or one could take candlenuts, for a rustic variant. Also oily. Same size. But perhaps not...
posted by Namlit at 2:47 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Perfect ingredient for Indonesian-style dishes, though.
posted by Namlit at 2:48 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Question above about what's honeybunch. Obviously whatever it is that the Honeybuncher bunches up in his little honeybunchery. Not that he cares or anything.
posted by Namlit at 2:54 AM on May 24, 2016 [2 favorites]


Mod note: Residential honeybunchery, or commercial?
posted by taz (staff) at 3:06 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Supposedly for sale
posted by infini at 3:55 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: The terms are tough
posted by infini at 3:55 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Under the table is easier. No paperwork.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 4:11 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Vigorish will kill you though
posted by pianissimo at 5:18 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Where is oneswellfoop when you need him in an alphabet thread?
posted by pianissimo at 5:32 AM on May 24, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Xalapa is where he is.
posted by drlith at 6:12 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Y oh Y would he go there?
posted by pianissimo at 6:21 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Zealous previous alpha threader he is.
posted by Namlit at 6:22 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Ah. Under the table is obviously more in style. Consequences? Honeybuncher don't care.
posted by Namlit at 6:47 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: But the gas gauge reads empty on the imagination tank...
posted by y2karl at 6:50 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: *crickets*
posted by y2karl at 6:52 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Doo lang doo lang doo lang. Doo lang doo lang.
posted by h00py at 6:55 AM on May 24, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: 'e's so fine.
posted by h00py at 6:56 AM on May 24, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Fpeak for yourfelf
posted by Namlit at 6:56 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Goodness gracious, is this what happens when I leave a thread unattended?
posted by pianissimo at 7:01 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Have you considered that nobody can hear you?
posted by Namlit at 7:08 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: I need to scream MOAR LOUDERER THEN!
posted by pianissimo at 7:10 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Just checking in. What'd I miss?
posted by Westringia F. at 7:40 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Katrina (me) talking to herself about pie last night
posted by ersatzkat at 7:50 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Less than you'd think.
posted by ardgedee at 7:50 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: More than nothing though.
posted by Dr Dracator at 7:52 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Not less.
posted by Melismata at 7:52 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Oh, just a little ditty.
posted by h00py at 8:00 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Pony-hatcher don't care
posted by Namlit at 8:10 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Qu'est que c'est?
posted by infini at 8:22 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Remember, if anything happens to me... if you don’t hear from me within the hour, you take this ship and you come and you rescue me. It’s cold out there, and I don’t want to get left.
posted by zarq at 8:32 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Ship? JOYRIDE TIME
posted by Krom Tatman at 8:34 AM on May 24, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Ten percent of nuthin' is... let me do the math here... nuthin' into nuthin'... carry the nuthin'..."
posted by zarq at 8:41 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Utterly unclear.
posted by languagehat at 9:04 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Vague.
posted by Melismata at 9:28 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Well, the trick is to use these colorful blocks to represent each unit of nothing, and then if you divide them into even stacks you've got fractional nothings that you can count. Bam.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:30 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Ah this seems like another depiction of my work discipline; colourful blocks of nothing. It that what writer's block looks like?
posted by Namlit at 9:34 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Xylophone keys: suitable as counting blocks?
posted by Westringia F. at 9:34 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Xcuse my little me
posted by Namlit at 9:34 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Yes, I was gambling.
posted by Namlit at 9:35 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Zero success.
posted by Namlit at 9:35 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: And now I'm here at the "A" colourful block of nothingness, and wonder.
posted by Namlit at 9:36 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Bwa ha ha ha ha!
posted by Melismata at 9:36 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: C. T. B.

Count. The. Blocks.

Count the blocks!
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:39 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Cut. it. out.

Didn't Lucy always call Charlie Brown a blockhead?
posted by Melismata at 9:41 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Everyone called Charlie Brown a blockhead.
posted by Shmuel510 at 9:49 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Fair enough, I guess; after all, he was kind of a blockhead.
posted by Too-Ticky at 9:58 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: ...goes together with a zigzag pullover.
posted by Namlit at 9:59 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: having a blockhead, I mean (or being one, no matter)
posted by Namlit at 10:00 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: I haven't had a blockhead in years, come to think of it.
posted by Namlit at 10:01 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Just a block
posted by Namlit at 10:01 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: K, I just remembered that I thought for much of my childhood that Charlie Brown's little loop of a hair on his bald forehead was actually some kind of horrific hole in his head.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:02 AM on May 24, 2016 [2 favorites]


Mod note: Luch in kup, that would be, in Yiddish.
posted by Shmuel510 at 10:05 AM on May 24, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Must admit, now I can't unsee the funnel into Charlie Brown's head.
posted by Namlit at 10:12 AM on May 24, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Narrow escape from the head-drill, it seems.
posted by Namlit at 10:13 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: You're Getting Trepanned, Charlie Brown
posted by prize bull octorok at 10:14 AM on May 24, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Oh no, you don't.
posted by Namlit at 10:16 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Please stick to the rules.
posted by Namlit at 10:16 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: the laws of sequential alphabetism cannot constrain me
posted by prize bull octorok at 10:17 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: quagmire of laws and rules.
posted by Namlit at 10:17 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Rather unsettling, Charlie Brown's built-in rabbit hole. Who did this? Malice in Wonderland?
posted by Namlit at 10:19 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Head Like A Hole, Black As Your Soul, I'd Rather Die Than Give You Control, Charlie Brown
posted by prize bull octorok at 10:21 AM on May 24, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Someone's gonna have to roll to save against stinkeye if this keeps up.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:48 AM on May 24, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Tut zalors!
posted by y2karl at 11:00 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Uvula.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:09 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Voulez-vous vouler avec voi, ce voir?
posted by languagehat at 11:13 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Zealous thread-pooping is not welcomed.
posted by Melismata at 11:14 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: We don't like thread pooping.
posted by Melismata at 11:14 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: You don't like thread pooping?
posted by infini at 11:15 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: 'Xactly!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:16 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: (Zlightly out of order.)
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:16 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: And now we're going to do this again, or what?
posted by Too-Ticky at 11:26 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: But what else would we do?
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:29 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Can't do anything else, can we?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:33 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Dat's vat I zought.
posted by Too-Ticky at 11:34 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Eventually Sisyphus will get to rest, but not yet.
posted by Shmuel510 at 11:41 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Fuck! The rock fell down again!
posted by Etrigan at 11:45 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Go get that sumbitch, Ess.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:59 AM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Heavy, this shit is.
posted by Kabanos at 12:15 PM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: I won't do it, I tell you.
posted by languagehat at 12:17 PM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Just do the work, man. Nobody likes the rock. I don't like the rock. It's not about liking the rock. But it's a rock and it's gotta get pushed.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:18 PM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Know when to hold 'em
Know when to roll 'em
Know when to walk away
Know when to fucking start all over again
posted by Kabanos at 12:23 PM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Look on my boulder, ye mighty, and get your ass in there.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:24 PM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Must tell this actual real story. Anyone know Nikolaus Harnoncourt, the conductor (who just passed away)? As it happens my parents and the Harnoncourts were friends. He had bought an old vicarage somewhere in the Salzkammergut, and we visited in the summer. And so, among all the absolutely nightmarish (as in: try to hack a channel for electric wiring into granite stone walls. By hand) there was that Sisyphean stone lying in a ditch.
And so the Great Conductor summoned my dad (no small man either) and they both rolled that stone up the bloody 20-meters hill and I (15y) was standing with my hands in my pockets thinking of my Classical upbringing and Sisyphus in particular.

My dad told me later that it was an absolutely impossible task and he'd given up, if with anyone else. Not with a great-grandson of Archduke Johann, no way, though. Yeah (*sigh* those were the days).
posted by Namlit at 12:31 PM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Now for more fun(ding). Anyone wanna do a bolder-rolling kickstarter?
posted by Namlit at 12:34 PM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Or a bolder kicking start-funder?
posted by Namlit at 12:34 PM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Perhaps also a fund-starting kick bolder...
posted by Namlit at 12:35 PM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: So... where's my new over the shoulder boulder holder?
posted by infini at 12:40 PM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Questionable derail. I know...I know...
posted by Namlit at 12:41 PM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Right where your shoulder is, infini. Just peer past the bolder itself.
posted by Namlit at 12:42 PM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: REally?
posted by infini at 12:42 PM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Transposed my letters again... bah humbug
posted by infini at 12:42 PM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Said that, and also clocked the "s" slot proper.
posted by Namlit at 12:42 PM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Uh i actually didn't. What the wut
posted by Namlit at 12:43 PM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: You have no idea how that boulder makes my life miserable.
posted by infini at 12:43 PM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Veering off to other tasks.
posted by Namlit at 12:43 PM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: I'll just go back out again and come back after a cigarette. Sorry namlit
posted by infini at 12:43 PM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Wut on the front page, like in I am all like "WUT!!" Where's that y coming from
posted by Namlit at 12:45 PM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Xigarettes were being lit
posted by Namlit at 12:46 PM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Zizyphus versus Zigarettes
posted by Namlit at 12:47 PM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh!!
posted by Namlit at 12:48 PM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Boulderdash!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:56 PM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Crivens!
posted by Namlit at 1:14 PM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Came here to sing the alphabet in Big Bird's voice.
posted by Melismata at 1:15 PM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: D'oh!
posted by Melismata at 1:15 PM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Camus concluded, "The struggle itself is enough to fill a man's heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy."
posted by drlith at 1:16 PM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Every Good Boy Deserves Futility.
posted by Kabanos at 1:19 PM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: tweezering eyebrows was a indicator for manual dexterity war effort work in 1943.

True or false?
posted by clavdivs at 1:22 PM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Frue. But perhaps also talse.
posted by Namlit at 1:28 PM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: German version of Big Bird's alphabet: Abzehdefghijockelminoperestufixzett.
posted by Namlit at 1:29 PM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Have I not an excellent memory? I learned this in 1976!!!
posted by Namlit at 1:29 PM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Interesting: Sisyphus LEGO Kinetic Sculpture
posted by Kabanos at 1:35 PM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: JKBrickworks made it.
posted by Kabanos at 1:36 PM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: LEGO!!
posted by Melismata at 1:41 PM on May 24, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Melismata wants you to let go.
posted by languagehat at 1:45 PM on May 24, 2016 [2 favorites]


Mod note: Now hoping I've got this foreign oppressor's language figured out
posted by infini at 2:09 PM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: On the other hand, there's no other in which I can think
posted by infini at 2:11 PM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Pushing that rock right along...
posted by drlith at 2:18 PM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Leggo egg Lego
posted by clavdivs at 2:27 PM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Question: Do you even lift?
posted by Kabanos at 2:29 PM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: ...rock...

...always the rock...
posted by languagehat at 2:36 PM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Stoners.
posted by Westringia F. at 2:38 PM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: ...toiling upward in the night.

Standing on what too long we bore
With shoulders bent and downcast eyes,
We may discern — unseen before —
A path to higher destinies,

Nor deem the irrevocable Past
As wholly wasted, wholly vain,
If, rising on its wrecks, at last
To something nobler we attain.
posted by drlith at 2:49 PM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Uh-oh, now we're quoting Longfellow.
posted by languagehat at 3:01 PM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Voulez-vous?

Wadsworth? (worth 20 meters, SAIT)
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 3:05 PM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: What's a wad worth?
posted by Sys Rq at 3:09 PM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: XXXIV (You are the daughter of the sea). Here: trade your voice for a pair of legs.
posted by CMcG at 3:09 PM on May 24, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: 34

"Upon this side he fell down out of heaven;
And all the land, that whilom here emerged,
For fear of him made of the sea a veil."
posted by clavdivs at 3:27 PM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Zat aint worth notin
posted by Namlit at 3:28 PM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: yikes
posted by Namlit at 3:28 PM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: About to go get a very big drink.
posted by Melismata at 4:29 PM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Bartender's taking orders now.
posted by soakimbo at 5:09 PM on May 24, 2016 [1 favorite]




Mod note: Damn you must have been waiting all day for C to roll around
posted by chococat at 5:26 PM on May 24, 2016 [2 favorites]


Mod note: Eh. Actually came across the tweet and lo and behold, C was available. Only thing that's gone right today.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 5:34 PM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Fuckin' capybaras, always on the loose somewhere or other.
posted by languagehat at 5:36 PM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Good day to you, sir. I say, GOOD DAY.
posted by drlith at 5:38 PM on May 24, 2016 [2 favorites]


Mod note: How would it look if other animals routinely sat on capybaras? Glad you asked!
posted by Eyebrows McGee (staff) at 5:47 PM on May 24, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: I stand corrected.
posted by chococat at 5:56 PM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Just put on this earth to be sat on, they were.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 6:00 PM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Katrina again...no more pie?
posted by ersatzkat at 6:25 PM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Like a bird ... on a capybara ...
posted by Sys Rq at 7:09 PM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Man, are capybaras, like, the La-Z-Boys of the animal world?
posted by taz (staff) at 11:16 PM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: No, they're more like Barcaloungers.
posted by Sys Rq at 11:58 PM on May 24, 2016


Mod note: Opossums are the lawn chairs of the animal world: discuss.
posted by taz (staff) at 12:42 AM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Perfectly apt. Also IRL they make great coathangers. Especially if you like a jacket full of fleas.
posted by Sys Rq at 12:52 AM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Quapybaras: questionable capybaras. Qpossums: misspelled lawn chairs
posted by Namlit at 1:05 AM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Really love capybaras. They're the dream of every guinea pig owner. A guinea pig like a dog.
posted by Namlit at 1:07 AM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Seriously. My jacket is full of fleece.
posted by Namlit at 1:08 AM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: The fleas have breached the jerkin! Beware! Beware! *flees*
posted by taz (staff) at 1:57 AM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Unindated, eh inundated by tide waves of fleas.
posted by Namlit at 3:23 AM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Ultraman or Ultra Seven? Although I've always had a soft spot for Ultraman Taro, what with his goofy horns or whatever they are on his head.
posted by needled at 3:23 AM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Verifying that this is the same neighbourhood in Toronto that had the escaped peacock last year.
posted by Kabanos at 5:01 AM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: What kind of monkeys are handling security at the High Park Zoo?
posted by Kabanos at 5:01 AM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Would Ultraman have fleas? He doesn't have a pelt.
posted by ardgedee at 5:01 AM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: X rays show that he does have fleas, beneath the first microscopic layer.
posted by infini at 6:04 AM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: You'd think that he'd be getting regular ultra flea dips.
posted by Too-Ticky at 6:12 AM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Zoologists recommend against it.
posted by zamboni at 6:15 AM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Absolutely! 94% of doctors recommend FleaDip flea dip for your ultraman
posted by infini at 6:50 AM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: But don't forget to also rustproof his undercarriage.
posted by Kabanos at 7:47 AM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Chafing. That's why.
posted by Kabanos at 7:47 AM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Dooon't talk about the chafing. *shudder*
posted by Etrigan at 7:49 AM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Etrigan talked about the chafing!
posted by languagehat at 7:50 AM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Forget about the chafing, okay? Let's just forget about it. I don't want to think about it.
posted by Too-Ticky at 7:56 AM on May 25, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: FWIW chafing is a bigger problem for organic sentients, not ultraman
posted by infini at 7:56 AM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Get the brain bleach from the basement, please, if you don't mind?
posted by Too-Ticky at 7:59 AM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Here is the best tip: You have to separate the wet from the chafe.
posted by Kabanos at 8:11 AM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: I think you just have to keep it warm. So, like, if your Ultraman's undercarriage is chafing, sit him in a chafing dish full of macaroni and cheese. It's what they're for.
posted by Sys Rq at 8:27 AM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Jostle him a little, while you're at it. He likes it gooey that way.
posted by infini at 8:28 AM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Keep him away from the salad bar, though.
posted by Sys Rq at 8:29 AM on May 25, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Lettuce is an aphrodisiac, didn't you know? Why do you think rabbits multiply like a cliche.
posted by infini at 8:31 AM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Motion vs. lotion: an oral history of chafe-management
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:33 AM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Never wear your chafing dish without lubrication.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 9:00 AM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: OMG, this reminds me of the whole wings conversation.
posted by Melismata at 9:18 AM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Paul McCartney & Wings?
posted by chococat at 9:30 AM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Quacksy pads with actual duck wings
posted by Sys Rq at 9:35 AM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Sauce your wings with a 50/50 ratio of melted butter and Frank's Red Hot Sauce. Then fly away to Flavorton.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:05 AM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: ralphabetical, people
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:07 AM on May 25, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: THIS WHOLE THREAD IS OUTTA ORDER!
posted by Etrigan at 10:08 AM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: U RNT D BOSS UV MI
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:10 AM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: V CANT HANDLE THE TRVTH!
Some Roman Philosopher
posted by Kabanos at 10:48 AM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: WHEN DID THIS BECOME A SHOUTING THREAD?
posted by Melismata at 11:03 AM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: XTREME ALPHABET THREAD!!!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:07 AM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: YOU KNOW HOW IT IS, EVERYBODY HAS A FEW DRINKS AND IT JUST GETS LOUDER AND LOUDER BEFORE YOU NOTICE
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:07 AM on May 25, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: ZAP!
posted by Sys Rq at 11:10 AM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: AAAAGH!! I WANT A DRINK!! OR AT LEAST SOME CHOCOLATE!
posted by Melismata at 11:13 AM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: AL PACINO YELLS WHENEVER HE WANTS TO FOR NO APPRECIABLE REASON.
posted by Etrigan at 11:13 AM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: BOO YA!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:30 AM on May 25, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Can you guys keep it down? I'm conducting some very sensitive experiments here.
posted by taz (staff) at 11:42 AM on May 25, 2016 [4 favorites]


Mod note: CROCKETY BLOAT. WHAT THE HELL IS CROCKETY BLOAT?
posted by zarq at 11:42 AM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: DING!
posted by taz (staff) at 11:43 AM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: EXPERIMENT WITH KITTENZ
posted by Kabanos at 11:48 AM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: FOR US TO KEEP IT DOWN IS ASKING AN AWFUL LOT
posted by Melismata at 11:49 AM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: GOT TO GOT TO KEEP UP TO KEEP DOWN
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:50 AM on May 25, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: HATS RULE! I MEAN, CAPS RULE!
posted by Kabanos at 11:52 AM on May 25, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: I apologize wholeheartedly for starting this.
posted by Etrigan at 11:57 AM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Just wait until the boils and the rain of frogs kick in.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:03 PM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Keratosis?
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 12:10 PM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Locusts too?
posted by Melismata at 12:19 PM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Moths, dear Melismata, not locusts. That's so old skool.
posted by infini at 12:27 PM on May 25, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Not sure where the scoping is gonna end up on our plague budget, so I'll have to get back to you on the rest.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:29 PM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Organizational prudence, my dear sir, always a bit of touch and go
posted by infini at 12:29 PM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Poxalypse now.
posted by Kabanos at 12:32 PM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Quoted in the Bible, right?
posted by Melismata at 12:35 PM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Right
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:36 PM on May 25, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: SPLAT!
posted by zarq at 12:37 PM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Truly?
posted by PearlRose at 12:38 PM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Unbelievable:
I comment in a thread about BEES acting crazy.
I comment in this ongoing ALPHABET thread.
Next FPP I see is this: The 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee is on. After ties in 2014 and 2015 because the judges ran out of words, the Bee is getting harder -- the opener was "abecedarius".

And it all occurred at 3:33 pm on 5/25 (5+2+5=12; 1+2= 3!)

CONNECT THE DOTS SHEEPLE!
posted by Kabanos at 12:44 PM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Verily, it is the Dots Sheeple plague that afflicts us!
posted by taz (staff) at 12:45 PM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: woke af
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:46 PM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Xcited that the mods are so enthusiastic about this alphabet thread.
posted by Melismata at 12:52 PM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Yes, the bee thread reminded me about the Bee.
posted by Etrigan at 12:57 PM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Zinc can be found in Honey Nut Cheerios, about a third of the recommended Daily Value. No wonder it's a favorite of cartoon bees!
posted by Shmuel510 at 1:15 PM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Alpha-bits have less. But you can thread them onto a really long necklace that will annoy everyone.
posted by Kabanos at 1:29 PM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Breakfast isn't breakfast without bees.
posted by languagehat at 1:34 PM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Cheerios!
posted by Melismata at 1:38 PM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Delicious, delicious bee poo!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:39 PM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Engagement from focus groups for the "Bee Shit Nut Cheerios" rebranding was overwhelmingly negative.
posted by cortex (staff) at 1:42 PM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: For reals?
posted by Melismata at 1:42 PM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: General Mills also tested "Honey Testicles Cheerios", similar response.
posted by cortex (staff) at 1:46 PM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Honey Testicles Cheerios - The Breakfast of Champ Pee-Ons
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:47 PM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: How about the other major brands?
posted by Melismata at 1:47 PM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: "Improbable Outcome Charms": dud.
posted by cortex (staff) at 1:48 PM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: "Jacks Made Out of Artificial Apple Flavor": Also a no-go
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:50 PM on May 25, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: "Kox": Test group didn't like the new extruded shape.
posted by Kabanos at 1:54 PM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Loved the deep fried ones, however.
posted by infini at 2:01 PM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Let's for a minute consider the Bee Poo Badger and his non-relationship to shit, and especially the giving thereof.
posted by Namlit at 2:01 PM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Not very logical, innit?
posted by Namlit at 2:07 PM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Mudslide-flavored Life would probably be good.
posted by Melismata at 2:08 PM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Oops. My brain got addled yet again. My apologies.
posted by Namlit at 2:15 PM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Perrier with lime might help that.
posted by Melismata at 2:18 PM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: (remove from activity)

I do not get the appeal of these, y'all.
posted by Rock Steady at 2:18 PM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Quite all right! But you skipped a letter.
posted by Shmuel510 at 2:22 PM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Sorry the Perrier is out. We have p'tit Chablis, does that count?
posted by Namlit at 2:26 PM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Trop p'tit.
posted by languagehat at 2:42 PM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Un grand chablis? Est-ce que c'est un chose?
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 3:08 PM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Vraiment.
posted by Sys Rq at 3:16 PM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Way too p'tit. It's empteh now. Consternation ensued.
posted by Namlit at 3:22 PM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: xertainly enough wine for two persons etc., but boooring, an empty bottle.
posted by Namlit at 3:23 PM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Zero drops left. Rantrant.
posted by Namlit at 3:24 PM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: And at long last, here we are!
posted by CMcG at 3:35 PM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Better late than never!
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 3:39 PM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Cool, it's still going.
posted by ardgedee at 4:17 PM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Darn tootin' it is.
posted by Melismata at 4:25 PM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Excellent! *Twirls moustache.* Just as I planned.
posted by Night_owl at 4:32 PM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: fuhgeddaboudit
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 4:47 PM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Gettin' slow, though.
posted by languagehat at 5:32 PM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: High Park capybaras. Still on the lam.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 5:44 PM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: I dunno, they might be looking for an Internet cafe to check their posts on Askme.
posted by ardgedee at 6:30 PM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Just checking in to see if we're up to...
posted by ersatzkat at 6:56 PM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: ...Katrina
posted by ersatzkat at 6:57 PM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Okay if those capybaras are still on the lam. As long as they're not on the llamas (which are still safely locked up at the zoo). Once you get mounted capybaras, then the real problems begin.
posted by Kabanos at 7:06 PM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Pardon me — Cavalrybaras they would properly be called at that point.
posted by Kabanos at 7:06 PM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Linda?
posted by filthy light thief at 7:06 PM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Might I suggest we resume with N?
posted by CMcG at 7:39 PM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Not sure what happened there... Can we get like a one hour edit window in this thread?
posted by Kabanos at 8:18 PM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: VEG-A-WROOOLLL!

Vegawroolvegawrollvegawroll-
TA-DAH-Dah-dotsotdotdotdot
(Percussion)
Wahn-WAHN

DON GEO-vVAAANN, tah.
posted by clavdivs at 8:37 PM on May 25, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: On the other hand, worried that the peacock was just a test case to see how far the Cavalrybaras could get. This has been years in the making. We're through the looking glass, people!
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 8:37 PM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Perfectly honest, clavdivs? I like your style. You can't throw a spanner in the works yet, though.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 8:40 PM on May 25, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Mi par che abbiate un'anima di bronzo!
posted by clavdivs at 8:49 PM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Que pasa, kielbasa?
posted by Kabanos at 9:30 PM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Rien. Tant pis.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 10:36 PM on May 25, 2016


Mod note: Shitting in an alphabet thread is some weak-ass trollery since the level of cleverness amounts to starting with any letter other than the expected one. Try harder.
posted by ardgedee at 1:47 AM on May 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Time to get back on track.
posted by Namlit at 3:42 AM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: Unite, Mefites. The tread needs to roll.
posted by Namlit at 4:25 AM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: Vengeance is grardegedee? Weak ass trollery? How about laying off the personal attacks?
posted by y2karl at 5:00 AM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: We oughta just fill up the thread. Veil of Charity and all that, what, old boy
posted by Namlit at 5:48 AM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: Xanadu, for instance, is a really terrible song and just what is called for at this point.
posted by h00py at 5:52 AM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: You can go directly to h3ll, h00py.
posted by Etrigan at 5:58 AM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: Zing!
posted by Too-Ticky at 6:19 AM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: Aw, how about some Antmusic to lighten the mood?
posted by h00py at 6:23 AM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: Behold, the anteater, small cousin of the amphitheater
posted by Namlit at 6:42 AM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: Capybaras have returned from their long alphabetical migration to the summer feeding grounds!
posted by drlith at 6:44 AM on May 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Doing their Capybara things.
posted by Namlit at 6:50 AM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: Everlong! I like song-ifying the alphabet!
posted by ersatzkat at 7:11 AM on May 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Friends, this is my first Alphabet thread. I know it's eternal September to some, but it makes me feel like I'm part of the community. Thanks!
posted by CMcG at 7:22 AM on May 26, 2016 [3 favorites]


Mod note: Georgy Girl is a hell of a catchy song.
posted by languagehat at 7:24 AM on May 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Hello [pick your version and singer]
posted by infini at 7:31 AM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: I don't mind some of Olivia Newton-John's other work, though.
posted by Melismata at 7:54 AM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: Juice Newton?
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 8:02 AM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: Karaoke... the next step. Right?
posted by Namlit at 8:10 AM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: L. Edit window L what was I thinking
posted by Namlit at 8:11 AM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: My guess is that you don't know about the beautiful love songs capybaras sing.
posted by drlith at 8:14 AM on May 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Maybe you were thinking about.... L?
posted by languagehat at 8:14 AM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: Nuts, didn't preview.
posted by languagehat at 8:15 AM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: Oye Rumberito — Puentes Brothers
posted by Kabanos at 8:31 AM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: P'shaw.
posted by Melismata at 8:35 AM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: Picture Book – The Kinks (1969)
posted by Kabanos at 8:36 AM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: Quapybara's love song is totally like Guinea Pig's love song. Even the back-leg-shuffle is the same. I KNEW that they were a lie. Who gave that Guinea Pig vitamins?
posted by Namlit at 9:05 AM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: River of Love never runs...to meeeeee.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 9:09 AM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: Sorry, now have Juice Newton earworm. Thought I'd share.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 9:17 AM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: Thanks a lot.
posted by Melismata at 9:25 AM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: UB40 always apropos when the topic of rodent music arises.
posted by drlith at 9:34 AM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: Xylem transport water in plants, AFAIK and apropos of nothing other than getting us over the X hump.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 9:51 AM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: Vulgar example of hitting post instead of preview. Boo.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 9:55 AM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: Well, at least you didn't abuse the Edit button.
posted by Etrigan at 10:16 AM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: X Gon' Give it to Ya
posted by ersatzkat at 11:26 AM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: Yodel button. Who abused the yodel button??
posted by Namlit at 12:15 PM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: Zelmerlöw.
posted by Namlit at 12:17 PM on May 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: A natural field biologist is Måns Zelmerlöw: "humming like a hummingbird" Ho Ho
posted by Namlit at 12:18 PM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: But but but he's an MC!
posted by infini at 12:19 PM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: Conchita Wurst had better facial hair.
posted by needled at 12:24 PM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: Dammit, ersatzkat, I thought you were going to post X.
posted by languagehat at 12:32 PM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: Ersatzkat did not. Wanna make something of it?
posted by Too-Ticky at 12:33 PM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: Finnish neighbours are teh best. I just got a "new" couch. Delivered to the 4th floor with no elevator.
posted by infini at 1:02 PM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: Gonna sleep on it when my friends visit from Philadelphia next month.
posted by infini at 1:02 PM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: Have to put them in my bedroom as its a small apartment.
posted by infini at 1:03 PM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: I was contemplating the purchase of an air mattress.
posted by infini at 1:03 PM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: Japanese have a word for this just in time delivery.
posted by infini at 1:05 PM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: Kaizen is the concept behind it.
posted by infini at 1:05 PM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: Lorry about that, folks.
posted by clavdivs at 1:07 PM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: Mind over matter.
posted by Melismata at 1:08 PM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: No such thing. Nothing actually matters.
posted by Too-Ticky at 1:23 PM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: Or, everything actually matters.
posted by Etrigan at 1:24 PM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: Php, the thread progresseth. I was saying: No neighbours like Finnish neighbours. (I kind of feel like I'm a neighbour to Finland, which is maybe something else...)
posted by Namlit at 1:25 PM on May 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Perhaps.
posted by infini at 1:25 PM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: Quintessentially, that's pretty much the same thing, isn't it?
posted by Too-Ticky at 1:27 PM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: Right. Only, there's water between my couch and infini, see? Not only a bunch of stairs.
posted by Namlit at 1:28 PM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: So, also, my couch is MINE (just bought it, in fact).
posted by Namlit at 1:28 PM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: The first couch I ever bought, in fact. Before it was always only weird chairs and stuff.
posted by Namlit at 1:29 PM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: Update on the Capybaras: Still not found.
However you can play this game in the meantime: Caperbaras! Take control of these two brave rodents and keep them free as long as possible!
posted by Kabanos at 1:34 PM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: Verily, most elusive rodents, those capybaras are.
posted by needled at 1:42 PM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: Wildlife barbecue likely.
posted by Namlit at 1:43 PM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: Xenopus eating a giant worm.
posted by Kabanos at 1:47 PM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: You eat a giant worm, you're gonna have heartburn, no two ways about it.
posted by languagehat at 2:07 PM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: "Zounds, it doesn't fit!"
posted by Namlit at 2:13 PM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: A squid eating dough in a polyethylene bag is fast and bulbous
posted by drlith at 2:15 PM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: Barbecue is better.
posted by Melismata at 2:16 PM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: Calamari rising.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 2:38 PM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: Charbroiling is cool.
posted by Kabanos at 2:38 PM on May 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Deep frying is deadly.
posted by Kabanos at 2:39 PM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: Edamame edamame edamame. I just like saying that.
posted by needled at 2:40 PM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: For some it's delicious...
posted by Namlit at 2:49 PM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: Gouda gouda gouda (and it's "Edamer")
posted by Namlit at 2:52 PM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: Had you been Dutch, you would have called it Edammer.
posted by Too-Ticky at 2:54 PM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: I, never mind.
posted by clavdivs at 6:01 PM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: Jarlsberg is the No 1 cheese import in the US!
posted by drlith at 6:09 PM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: Käse Käse Käse!
posted by needled at 6:20 PM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: LIMBURGER
Sweating in the summer heat,
softening next to the onion and dark stack of rye,
like an old man with a lurid grin,
there sits Limburger.
posted by drlith at 6:35 PM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: Mun stermun stermun ster munstermun
Stermun ster munster munster mun ster
posted by Sys Rq at 6:50 PM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: Natural smoked Van Gogh gouda
posted by Melismata at 8:06 PM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: Oude kaas! Yum. I never bought Edam(m)er when I was in Holland, is all.
posted by Namlit at 8:42 PM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: Primost is not technically a cheese.
posted by Sys Rq at 11:13 PM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: Quesadilla love!
posted by drlith at 11:26 PM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: Roquefort-abet
posted by Namlit at 11:28 PM on May 26, 2016


Mod note: Stilton, a true blue favourite!
posted by infini at 12:46 AM on May 27, 2016


Mod note: This is not much of a cheese shop, is it?
posted by Too-Ticky at 1:00 AM on May 27, 2016 [2 favorites]


Mod note: Uncontaminated by cheese, and all that.
posted by Too-Ticky at 1:01 AM on May 27, 2016


Mod note: Very clean, though.
posted by Too-Ticky at 1:01 AM on May 27, 2016


Mod note: Wageningen has Holland's award winning cheese shop.
posted by infini at 1:12 AM on May 27, 2016


Mod note: Xenophobes, please look the other way for a moment, unless you're Dutch: Wageningen isn't in Holland, it's in the other part of the Netherlands. This video is worth watching.
posted by Too-Ticky at 1:19 AM on May 27, 2016


Mod note: YES! I have a friend in Wageningen!
posted by Namlit at 5:11 AM on May 27, 2016


Mod note: Ze Netherland's. Wageningen has ze Nezzerland's cheesiest cheese shop.
posted by Namlit at 5:16 AM on May 27, 2016


Mod note: Another slice of cheese, Gromit?
posted by h00py at 7:07 AM on May 27, 2016 [2 favorites]


Mod note: Bleu comma sacré
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:41 AM on May 27, 2016


Mod note: Cheddar!!
posted by Melismata at 7:47 AM on May 27, 2016


Mod note: Danish Blue has never actually made me blue.
posted by Too-Ticky at 7:51 AM on May 27, 2016


Mod note: Emmental and many other e-cheeses brought to you by the site you didn't know you needed, www.cheese.com
posted by drlith at 8:46 AM on May 27, 2016


Mod note: Fromage, s'il vous plait.
posted by zamboni at 8:47 AM on May 27, 2016


Mod note: Grated, sliced, cubed or whole?
posted by Too-Ticky at 9:32 AM on May 27, 2016


Mod note: Gouda
posted by ersatzkat at 9:32 AM on May 27, 2016


Mod note: "How-da" is the Dutch pronunciation of Gouda. I learned this from a Dutch customer, when I was a cheese buyer for Whole Foods. I used to keep a wheel just for him so he could get it sliced the traditional way, instead of in wedges.
posted by Room 641-A at 9:55 AM on May 27, 2016


Mod note: (I love cheese so much.)
posted by Room 641-A at 9:56 AM on May 27, 2016


Mod note: Jack.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:25 AM on May 27, 2016


Mod note: Juusto.
posted by infini at 10:25 AM on May 27, 2016


Mod note: Kappeli juusto
posted by infini at 10:27 AM on May 27, 2016


Mod note: Kraft Singles.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:27 AM on May 27, 2016


Mod note: Leipäjuusto
posted by infini at 10:27 AM on May 27, 2016


Mod note: Mustaleima (my favourite)
posted by infini at 10:28 AM on May 27, 2016


Mod note: Monterey Jack.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:28 AM on May 27, 2016


Mod note: Norwegian Brown
posted by infini at 10:30 AM on May 27, 2016


Mod note: Ost
posted by infini at 10:33 AM on May 27, 2016


Mod note: Orange dust they put on Cheetos.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:33 AM on May 27, 2016 [2 favorites]


Mod note: Pepper Jack.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:33 AM on May 27, 2016


Mod note: Quesedilla innards.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:34 AM on May 27, 2016


Mod note: Raclette.
posted by loolie at 10:38 AM on May 27, 2016


Mod note: Stilton...the beau loves cheese. I'm lactose intolerant. I have learned a lot about cheese since we've gotten together.
posted by PearlRose at 10:52 AM on May 27, 2016


Mod note: Toasted cheese sandwiches.
posted by Melismata at 10:52 AM on May 27, 2016


Mod note: Ubriaco
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 11:03 AM on May 27, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Veneto is where it comes from.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 11:04 AM on May 27, 2016


Mod note: Wisconsin, too.
posted by Melismata at 11:06 AM on May 27, 2016


Mod note: X... Wrong!. You can't just leave us hanging like that!: "I used to keep a wheel just for him so he could get it sliced the traditional way, instead of in wedges."

Howdya slice the Howda??? Like with a cookie cutter or something?
posted by Kabanos at 11:59 AM on May 27, 2016


Mod note: Zimbro is a Portuguese sheep's milk cheese, I learned today.
posted by needled at 1:18 PM on May 27, 2016


Mod note: Yikes, skipped the 'Y'
posted by needled at 1:22 PM on May 27, 2016


Mod note: All your cheeses are belong to us.
posted by Too-Ticky at 1:23 PM on May 27, 2016


Mod note: Base. It's "All your cheeses belong to base"
posted by bongo_x at 1:27 PM on May 27, 2016


Mod note: Correction: All the cheeses are yours. Except Picos de Europa. Attempt no snacking there.
posted by Kabanos at 1:29 PM on May 27, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Dorset Blue Vinney?
posted by Melismata at 1:44 PM on May 27, 2016


Mod note: ESROM, MY FAVORITE CHEESE!!
posted by Room 641-A at 2:05 PM on May 27, 2016


Mod note: Friulano, a Canadaian appelation for a cheese that we cannot use the source appelation for.

Nice dessert cheese, that.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 2:26 PM on May 27, 2016


Mod note: Greek feta?
posted by Melismata at 2:50 PM on May 27, 2016


Mod note: Halloumi!
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 2:53 PM on May 27, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Ibérico ham along with these cheeses would make for a nice snack.
posted by needled at 3:05 PM on May 27, 2016


Mod note: Just saying: MOAR CHEESE!
posted by Namlit at 3:06 PM on May 27, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Jamón serrano, too.
posted by needled at 3:06 PM on May 27, 2016


Mod note: Key to happiness: even more cheese
posted by Namlit at 3:07 PM on May 27, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Luscious, melting, stinky cheese.
posted by Namlit at 3:07 PM on May 27, 2016


Mod note: MELTINGGGG
posted by Namlit at 3:07 PM on May 27, 2016


Mod note: noooooooooooooooo
posted by infini at 3:09 PM on May 27, 2016


Mod note: Nachos. That's what I had for lunch. gloppy cheese nachos.
posted by ardgedee at 3:38 PM on May 27, 2016


Mod note: Oh damn. I can't alphabet.
posted by ardgedee at 3:38 PM on May 27, 2016


Mod note: Please send halloumi. I miss it.

/former Astoria dweller
posted by languagehat at 5:16 PM on May 27, 2016


Mod note: Queens?
posted by Sys Rq at 5:22 PM on May 27, 2016


Mod note: Raclette is hot in Queens.
posted by ardgedee at 5:49 PM on May 27, 2016


Mod note: So cheesey this thread has become.
posted by pianissimo at 6:14 PM on May 27, 2016


Mod note: That was not a complaint!
posted by pianissimo at 6:35 PM on May 27, 2016


Mod note: Unless you're lactose intolerant, then I can see how it wouldn't brie gouda for you.
posted by pianissimo at 6:37 PM on May 27, 2016


Mod note: Very worth knowing that aged cheeses contain no lactose! Aged gouda (how-da), cheddar, parmesan! Etc.

THE MILK SUGAR GOES AWAY
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 7:13 PM on May 27, 2016


Mod note: Well, that is certainly grate to know!
posted by pianissimo at 7:23 PM on May 27, 2016


Mod note: Xynomizithra is not Mr. Rourkes private villa or a percussion instrument, but a sheep cheese from Crete

"Idomonnnnnaaayyyooo"
posted by clavdivs at 9:30 PM on May 27, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Yikes: some possibly grisly news about those Capybaras.
posted by chococat at 9:34 PM on May 27, 2016


Mod note: Zookkeepers must be heartbroken!
posted by drlith at 10:14 PM on May 27, 2016


Mod note: Aztec dog-Techichi weeps.
posted by clavdivs at 10:35 PM on May 27, 2016


Mod note: Bet that's just an opossum. Doesn't look a dang thing like a capybara. Opossums are new up here; a lot of people don't know what the heck they are.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:38 PM on May 27, 2016


Mod note: (Coyotes probably got them, unfortunately.)
posted by Sys Rq at 10:42 PM on May 27, 2016


Mod note: (Dang critters sure as heck didn't mosey all the way up to Markham, that's for sure.)
posted by Sys Rq at 10:43 PM on May 27, 2016


Mod note: EEEEK. A dangling Possible-bara, not good not good at all. (Radagast, murmuring spells and looking cross-eyed)
posted by Namlit at 12:58 AM on May 28, 2016


Mod note: Fairly sure it isn't a Capybara.
posted by Namlit at 4:18 AM on May 28, 2016


Mod note: Genuine dangling Other Critter.
posted by Namlit at 4:18 AM on May 28, 2016


Mod note: How would a capybara order in a cheese shop? It can't talk and it doesn't have fingers.
posted by ardgedee at 4:33 AM on May 28, 2016


Mod note: It could point with its paws.
posted by Too-Ticky at 4:39 AM on May 28, 2016


Mod note: "Jutht the uthual, ath alwayth"
posted by Namlit at 5:08 AM on May 28, 2016


Mod note: Kapybara?
posted by infini at 5:34 AM on May 28, 2016


Mod note: Lappybara is a cute alternative name for guinea pigs.
posted by Too-Ticky at 5:37 AM on May 28, 2016


Mod note: Moppetybara too
posted by Namlit at 5:45 AM on May 28, 2016


Mod note: Nuzzlebara
posted by Namlit at 5:46 AM on May 28, 2016


Mod note: Ouzobara
posted by ardgedee at 6:05 AM on May 28, 2016


Mod note: Perhaps from the north of Finland?

Lappybara is a cute alternative name for guinea pigs.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 6:09 AM on May 28, 2016


Mod note: Quite likely, even if I was thinking of a conflation of capybara and lap, as in the place on the human body where suitable and sufficienty small pets can sit.
posted by Too-Ticky at 6:13 AM on May 28, 2016


Mod note: Ridiculous! Sufficiently small pets can sit anywhere. Ask my cats.
posted by languagehat at 8:20 AM on May 28, 2016


Mod note: Say, languagehat's cats, is it true that sufficiently small pets can sit anywhere? Asking for a friend.
posted by Too-Ticky at 8:26 AM on May 28, 2016


Mod note: Too-Ticky: mrrwooowwwwrrrrrrrr

(approximate transcription)
posted by languagehat at 8:29 AM on May 28, 2016


Mod note: Uh, folks, there is a pomeranian with a lion cut sitting in an open carryon behind me RIGHT NOW and I am living on the verge of squee.
posted by EvaDestruction at 8:32 AM on May 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Understanding cats will be the first practical application of artificial intelligence.
posted by ardgedee at 8:32 AM on May 28, 2016


Mod note: Very likely, artificial intelligence will just blow up, or sign off or otherwise call it a day...
posted by Namlit at 9:08 AM on May 28, 2016


Mod note: We need something a bit more weird than artificial intelligence to understand cats. And that is saying a lot.
posted by Namlit at 9:09 AM on May 28, 2016


Mod note: Xenogamy can be all kinds of weird.
posted by h00py at 9:25 AM on May 28, 2016


Mod note: 'Year of the Flood' and 'Oryx and Crake' by Margaret Atwood is a nice little insight as to where that can lead.
posted by h00py at 9:45 AM on May 28, 2016


Mod note: Zoology week on the grey?
posted by infini at 9:58 AM on May 28, 2016


Mod note: Anteater + moth + pith = ampitheater. The future is bright!
posted by h00py at 10:10 AM on May 28, 2016


Mod note: By the way, I stole that concept from Namlit but just had to expand on it a little bit.
posted by h00py at 10:17 AM on May 28, 2016 [2 favorites]


Mod note: Creative license, with due credit. Is that 2.2?
posted by infini at 10:42 AM on May 28, 2016


Mod note: "Dude" credit? Zoology week progressing.
posted by Namlit at 10:55 AM on May 28, 2016


Mod note: Calamari!!! Why didn't I think of them before.
posted by Namlit at 10:58 AM on May 28, 2016


Mod note: Evidently well worth the step back. Hmmmm. Calamari.
posted by Namlit at 10:58 AM on May 28, 2016


Mod note: Finessing the alphabet again I see.
posted by infini at 12:50 PM on May 28, 2016


Mod note: Getting a bit slow around here.
posted by Sys Rq at 1:52 PM on May 28, 2016


Mod note: Here's that H you left out of amphitheatre, btw.
posted by Sys Rq at 1:52 PM on May 28, 2016


Mod note: I, for one, welcome our feline overlords.
posted by Eyebrows McGee (staff) at 2:12 PM on May 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Just the thing for me, just before bedtime: feline overlords. Otherwise also known as feline overloads.
posted by Namlit at 3:08 PM on May 28, 2016


Mod note: Kittens, then, would be heirs to the empire. And like all cat hairs, they get all over everything.
posted by ardgedee at 3:29 PM on May 28, 2016


Mod note: Lolcats to rule them all
posted by y2karl at 3:36 PM on May 28, 2016


Mod note: One of my first questions for Him/Her, when I get to the pearly gates, is why do cats act the way they do.
posted by Melismata at 4:02 PM on May 28, 2016


Mod note: Melismata forgot the M!
posted by languagehat at 5:16 PM on May 28, 2016


Mod note: Not to mention the N.
posted by languagehat at 5:17 PM on May 28, 2016


Mod note: OMG!
posted by Room 641-A at 5:23 PM on May 28, 2016


Mod note: Pearly gates when I get to, for Him/Her my question first is cats act the way do they why is, Yoda like talk I why plus.
posted by y2karl at 5:29 PM on May 28, 2016


Mod note: Questions you have. Answers I do not.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 5:32 PM on May 28, 2016


Mod note: Rule Hamlin
posted by clavdivs at 5:54 PM on May 28, 2016


Mod note: Seek flautist, do you? It is Herbie Mann you seek.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 6:04 PM on May 28, 2016


Mod note: Touché
posted by clavdivs at 6:23 PM on May 28, 2016


Mod note: Unable to do anything with flautists. They're not even good for viola jokes.
posted by Namlit at 1:04 AM on May 29, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Viola jokes we will not have here. Distracts from cheese and kittens.
posted by Namlit at 1:04 AM on May 29, 2016


Mod note: Where were we?
posted by Namlit at 1:04 AM on May 29, 2016


Mod note: Kittens or Xeese? Oh I know! Nobody mentioned Xhocolate yet!
posted by Namlit at 1:05 AM on May 29, 2016


Mod note: zero echo in here....what IS this place?
posted by Namlit at 1:07 AM on May 29, 2016


Mod note: Y did you skip y?
posted by pianissimo at 5:49 AM on May 29, 2016


Mod note: Always anarchy at alphabet's anti-anterior.
posted by Etrigan at 5:51 AM on May 29, 2016


Mod note: Better step up our game. This thread is 9 days old and has 1082 comments.

When the epic alphabet thread was 9 days old, it had over 3300 comments.
posted by ardgedee at 5:58 AM on May 29, 2016


Mod note: Comment. This is a comment.
posted by pianissimo at 6:01 AM on May 29, 2016


Mod note: Dammit. Auto correct messed with my xittens! and Y o Y did I not see the need for a Y
posted by Namlit at 6:06 AM on May 29, 2016


Mod note: Evidently we need another Epic Elpahbet thread. But I'm traveling, can't do it alone. Spotty internet.
posted by Namlit at 6:08 AM on May 29, 2016


Mod note: Flautists do it with embouchure.
posted by zarq at 6:12 AM on May 29, 2016


Mod note: Google told me what embouchure means.
posted by pianissimo at 6:32 AM on May 29, 2016


Mod note: Huh. I always thought it was spelled/pronounced "embrouchure".
posted by ardgedee at 7:32 AM on May 29, 2016


Mod note: I bet not everybody can google their own embouchure, though.
posted by ardgedee at 7:33 AM on May 29, 2016


Mod note: Joke if you must, but my doctor has said that I am not healthy enough to google my own embouchure. It's not right for me. Seek medical help if your google lasts more than four hours.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 8:34 AM on May 29, 2016 [3 favorites]


Mod note: Kept trying to learn the tuba, but could only play half sized instruments. I eventually found out I have an enbouchure.
posted by zamboni at 8:55 AM on May 29, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Love the viola. And the oboe.
posted by Melismata at 9:18 AM on May 29, 2016


Mod note: More beer can be carried in a viola though.
posted by ardgedee at 10:33 AM on May 29, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: No beer, please, it makes the violist play off key.
posted by languagehat at 10:49 AM on May 29, 2016


Mod note: Ostentatiously Google'ing!
posted by clavdivs at 12:52 PM on May 29, 2016


Mod note: Perhaps we should refer to you as Ornate Barney, then...
posted by y2karl at 1:29 PM on May 29, 2016


Mod note: Quick, right that down!
posted by clavdivs at 2:33 PM on May 29, 2016


Mod note: "Right"?
posted by Night_owl at 2:37 PM on May 29, 2016


Mod note: Soots me.
posted by y2karl at 3:24 PM on May 29, 2016


Mod note: Time for this thought: for trumpet players, it's totally em-bro-uchure.
(yes, I have read and translated modern Feminist research about trumpet players)

For other wind players, it's embouchure. Bouche. Mouth.
posted by Namlit at 4:00 PM on May 29, 2016


Mod note: U asked for it u got it. *Takes off hat in an elegant sweeping motion*
posted by Namlit at 4:01 PM on May 29, 2016


Mod note: Violists, according to all those jealous violin players, play off key even without the beer.
posted by Melismata at 4:20 PM on May 29, 2016


Mod note: Whew!
...some possibly grisly news about those Capybaras.
I thought that said gristly news for a second. That would have ruined the barbecue.
posted by Kabanos at 4:33 PM on May 29, 2016


Mod note: Xylocaine jelly on toast!
posted by clavdivs at 4:56 PM on May 29, 2016


Mod note: Yes please!
posted by pianissimo at 3:16 AM on May 30, 2016


Mod note: Zzzzzzz
posted by pianissimo at 3:23 AM on May 30, 2016


Mod note: Attention, please! Some possibly grizzly news about capabaras: "Though now extinct, there once existed even larger capybaras that were eight times the size of modern capybaras; these rodents would have been larger than a modern day grizzly bear"
posted by taz (staff) at 3:47 AM on May 30, 2016 [2 favorites]


Mod note: Beware the Capybaras of Unusual Size! Natural habitat: the Fire Swamp.
posted by pianissimo at 4:00 AM on May 30, 2016 [2 favorites]


Mod note: Could you please keep the capybara cacophony down to a dull roar?
posted by From Bklyn at 6:42 AM on May 30, 2016


Mod note: *dull roar*
posted by Room 641-A at 6:55 AM on May 30, 2016


Mod note: Ever since Prince Humperdinck fired him, his confidence has been shattered.
posted by Melismata at 7:27 AM on May 30, 2016


Mod note: For your information (in-four-mayy-shun) 'Humperdinck' is an actual name given to actual people and not just some kind of mediocre joke-name thought up by a bunch of school-yard bullies.
posted by From Bklyn at 7:47 AM on May 30, 2016


Mod note: Gosh, I don't know any actual people named Humperdinck. I think you're just making that up.
posted by languagehat at 8:18 AM on May 30, 2016


Mod note: Here is some new info on how it all went down:

Capybara 1: Give us the gate key.
Toronto Parks Employee: I have no gate key.
Capybara 2: Fezzik, tear his arms off.
Toronto Parks Employee: Oh, you mean *this* gate key.
posted by Kabanos at 8:19 AM on May 30, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: I wonder, given that we started with Zelda in the original post, if video games are appropriate?
posted by ersatzkat at 8:53 AM on May 30, 2016


Mod note: Judge Dredd: Dredd Versus Death, for example - that was a thing.
posted by ersatzkat at 8:54 AM on May 30, 2016


Mod note: Katamari Damacy - you get the idea...
posted by ersatzkat at 8:55 AM on May 30, 2016


Mod note: Let's face it. Germans, too, laugh when they hear the name of Humperdinck.
posted by Namlit at 9:38 AM on May 30, 2016


Mod note: Most everyone can agree that Engelbert Humperdinck is a much more marketable name than Gerry Dorsey.
posted by Sys Rq at 11:09 AM on May 30, 2016


Mod note: Not that it's a new name or anything.
posted by Namlit at 11:13 AM on May 30, 2016


Mod note: Other weird German names...no maybe not.
posted by Namlit at 11:14 AM on May 30, 2016


Mod note: Perhaps best to turn them round for some extra weirdness. Dimperhunck, Himperdunck, Hunckerdimp, Dunckerhimp. Can do that with Duckwitz, too.
posted by Namlit at 11:16 AM on May 30, 2016


Mod note: Quumperquink.
posted by languagehat at 11:39 AM on May 30, 2016


Mod note: Rollerrink
posted by y2karl at 11:51 AM on May 30, 2016


Mod note: Sumperpump
posted by Sys Rq at 12:49 PM on May 30, 2016


Mod note: "Treblegne" has a certain ring to it.
posted by Sys Rq at 12:51 PM on May 30, 2016


Mod note: Unfortunately, the same is not true of Kcnidrepmuh.
posted by Sys Rq at 12:53 PM on May 30, 2016


Mod note: Vampenkramp
posted by Kabanos at 1:05 PM on May 30, 2016


Mod note: Wait... did Sys Rq just get banished back to the fifth dimension?
posted by Etrigan at 1:18 PM on May 30, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Yes, that would explain why I've suddenly found myself singing "Aquarius" on the Ed Sullivan Show.
posted by Sys Rq at 1:27 PM on May 30, 2016


Mod note: (Zero Xes here, btw.)
posted by Sys Rq at 1:29 PM on May 30, 2016


Mod note: Xlimperdunk. Just sayin'
posted by Namlit at 1:56 PM on May 30, 2016


Mod note: Another option for Kcnidrepmuh it to try to vote #1 and see how it goes. You can also do that with chipmunk kids.
posted by Namlit at 1:58 PM on May 30, 2016


Mod note: But... but... but... what about 'Blimpermuth,' or 'Brachvogel?'
posted by From Bklyn at 2:08 PM on May 30, 2016


Mod note: Canasta sauce
posted by y2karl at 2:18 PM on May 30, 2016


Mod note: Delicacy, that. A rather rare one, these days.
posted by EvaDestruction at 2:32 PM on May 30, 2016


Mod note: Eggstreme omelettes?
posted by infini at 2:34 PM on May 30, 2016


Mod note: Flaming eggstreme omelettes!
posted by languagehat at 2:47 PM on May 30, 2016


Mod note: Green omelettes and jamon iberico.
posted by ardgedee at 3:15 PM on May 30, 2016


Mod note: Has this really been going on for a week?
posted by zachlipton at 3:39 PM on May 30, 2016


Mod note: Indeed.
posted by needled at 3:49 PM on May 30, 2016


Mod note: Je suis d'accord.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 6:06 PM on May 30, 2016


Mod note: KILL YOUR TELEVISION
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:41 PM on May 30, 2016


Mod note: Live stream 'Americas evil appliance: The Farnsworth papers'
After the Rockford Files but not before Person of Interest
posted by clavdivs at 7:09 PM on May 30, 2016


Mod note: MACHINE, WELCOME, THE
posted by clavdivs at 7:10 PM on May 30, 2016


Mod note: Nincomfeces
posted by Kabanos at 7:33 PM on May 30, 2016


Mod note: Oh No
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 8:18 PM on May 30, 2016


Mod note: Post hoc ergo propter ralphabet.
posted by MsMolly at 8:23 PM on May 30, 2016


Mod note: Quis custodiet custards?
posted by zamboni at 8:53 PM on May 30, 2016


Mod note: Roman style custards?
posted by Dr Dracator at 2:42 AM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: Sic transit gloria custardi.
posted by Eyebrows McGee (staff) at 4:18 AM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: Tuum est viridi custard.
posted by h00py at 4:49 AM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: ustard cum c
posted by Namlit at 6:19 AM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: Veni, vidi, custardi
posted by pianissimo at 6:23 AM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: what in the...oh ok.

ceterum censeo custardum esse delendam. (by the way, I think the custard needs to be destroyed)
posted by Namlit at 6:33 AM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: Xustard? Hm....
posted by Namlit at 6:33 AM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: Yumsplaning: to tell people how to eat custard.
posted by Namlit at 6:34 AM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: Zut alors! My custard is escaping custardy!
posted by pianissimo at 6:37 AM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: A custard was seen running...
posted by Namlit at 6:56 AM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: Bust, that custard's...
posted by Namlit at 6:56 AM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: crust wasn't hard.
posted by Namlit at 6:57 AM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: Dessertplaning. Declaring to the host what went wrong with the [Brit.] pudding.
posted by Namlit at 6:58 AM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: Custardplaning. I missed that but will insert it here.
posted by Namlit at 6:59 AM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: Eggsplaining why everything's gone pie shaped.
posted by pianissimo at 7:18 AM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: Fromage is a sometimes acceptable alternative to custard.
posted by pianissimo at 7:24 AM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: Gelato is too.
posted by Melismata at 7:25 AM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: However pudding is made, I'm in favour of it.
posted by h00py at 7:42 AM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: I also support pudding. Vote #1 the pudding party!
posted by pianissimo at 7:45 AM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: Jell-O too?
posted by Melismata at 7:46 AM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: Kool-Aid, Yeah! *busts through fourth wall*
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 7:52 AM on May 31, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Let's not go breaking down walls here. Walls are all we have.
posted by Etrigan at 7:54 AM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: Meh, don't forget meh. This thread is strong with meh.
posted by y2karl at 8:10 AM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: No, no. Don't say it's true.
posted by h00py at 8:16 AM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: Oh, you can enjoy mehringues as a dessert, I guess.
posted by h00py at 8:48 AM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: pustard cie
posted by Namlit at 10:07 AM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: Quince flarn.
posted by ardgedee at 10:08 AM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: qu'est-ce qu'est, "meh"? It is not true. This thread is the product of quality work
posted by Namlit at 10:09 AM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: Ralphplaning, by the way.
posted by Namlit at 10:10 AM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: Spanish Cream - why is it called that, anyway?
posted by zamboni at 10:47 AM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: To tell you the truth, its because I'm going to Madrid tomorrow, that's why.
posted by infini at 11:09 AM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: Unglish cream. There's also that. Crème Unglaise.
posted by Namlit at 11:32 AM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: Vampiresplaning: What Edward Cullen does.
posted by Namlit at 11:40 AM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: Wendell it will not
posted by Namlit at 11:41 AM on May 31, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: X-planing: me, telling my mom about Magneto
posted by Namlit at 11:43 AM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: You told your mom about Magneto?!
posted by languagehat at 11:44 AM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: Zertainly not. This was a theoretical remark.
posted by Namlit at 11:47 AM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: Again? We're still doing this?
posted by Etrigan at 11:51 AM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: Betya ya
posted by Namlit at 11:53 AM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: Carrtainley
posted by Namlit at 11:54 AM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: Damn, beaten to the punch by Namlit
posted by infini at 11:55 AM on May 31, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Except for the 1190-or so comments before this one, this comment is the best comment.
posted by From Bklyn at 12:35 PM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: Forget I said that, please. That was stupid and egotistical.
posted by From Bklyn at 12:36 PM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: Great, now we've been sidebarred!
posted by Melismata at 1:09 PM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: Huh. I was into Alphabethread before it was sidebarred.
posted by Kabanos at 1:42 PM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: I thought the first rule of alphabethread was you don't sidebar about alphabethread?
posted by Kabanos at 1:43 PM on May 31, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Just a very tiny sidebar alphabet thread bariness? Nobody got hurt during this sidebarery.
posted by Namlit at 2:34 PM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: krap, another "k"
posted by Namlit at 2:37 PM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: Lapsplaning: what you do to your big drooling dog.
posted by Namlit at 2:45 PM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: Must be silent hour or something....
posted by Namlit at 3:30 PM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: No dog in my lap, and yet...
posted by Sys Rq at 3:31 PM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: Oh, I'm at the dog park with Hamboni, my small drooling dog.
posted by zamboni at 3:45 PM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: Pomeranian: It's What's for Dinner
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 4:14 PM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: Quelle horreur, IRFH! Quelle horreur.
posted by wintersweet at 5:36 PM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: Responsible pet owners don't eat Pomeranians.
posted by languagehat at 5:42 PM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: Say, maybe it was a Pomelo and not a Pomeranian. It mixes better with vodka. Less hair.
posted by Room 641-A at 5:53 PM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: The trouble with pomeranians is the long fur gets tangled up in the blender and burns the motor out.
posted by Sys Rq at 7:03 PM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: Uh, I mean pomelos... yeah...
posted by Sys Rq at 7:04 PM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: Very important when skinning your Pomeranian to discard the pith, as this is very bitter and considered inedible. Also know as "taking the pith."
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 7:26 PM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: We used to make little Pomeranian helmets out of the pith.
posted by Room 641-A at 7:41 PM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: X-files had a wild pomerian...palmerraianian...palomanerman, oh WHY DO GET X.
posted by clavdivs at 7:51 PM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: Y
posted by clavdivs at 7:52 PM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: I don't come to MetaTalk often and this post completely escaped my notice. I suppose I should put these on my MeFi Special Days Calendar then?
posted by JHarris at 8:05 PM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: (Zounds, sorry, I saw the title and early posts and figured I should make a note, my bad.)
posted by JHarris at 8:19 PM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: All right, that's it folks, let's go. You don't gotta go home but you can't stay here.
posted by bongo_x at 8:25 PM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: But I don't want to go home!
posted by Melismata at 8:26 PM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: Can't. Stay. Here.
posted by Etrigan at 8:34 PM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: Don't forget, it's not who you arrive with, it's who you leave with.
posted by Kabanos at 9:18 PM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end
posted by Kabanos at 9:19 PM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: Friends don't let friends drive drunk.
posted by Kabanos at 9:22 PM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: Golfers don't let golfers drive sober.
posted by Kabanos at 9:23 PM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: Hamsters don't let hamsters handle the wheel drunk
posted by Kabanos at 9:27 PM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: IDrives don't let IDrives back up when they're drunk.
posted by Kabanos at 9:30 PM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: Jews don't let Jews drive on the sabbath. A bit of booze is okay though.
posted by Kabanos at 9:35 PM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: Kanyes don't let Taylors finish.
posted by Kabanos at 9:45 PM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: Lawyers don't let lawyers depose drunk.
posted by Kabanos at 9:51 PM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: Marine mammals don't let marine mammals dive drunk
posted by Kabanos at 9:55 PM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: Nude dancers don't let nude dancers jive junk.
posted by Kabanos at 9:58 PM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: Octopi don't let drunken squids osculate.
posted by y2karl at 9:59 PM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: Pomeranians don't let pugs drive. Period.
hello, evewybubby!
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:30 PM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: QUITE late to the party.
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:30 PM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: Rrrrelcome!!!!
posted by Namlit at 11:53 PM on May 31, 2016


Mod note: Surreptiously sneaks back in line.
posted by infini at 12:08 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Trips over the line.
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:36 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Unceremoniously straightens up again?
posted by Namlit at 1:06 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Vampires don't let drunk vampires
eh
drink
posted by Namlit at 1:07 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: well met, foop, btw.!
posted by Namlit at 1:08 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Xylophonists don't let xylophonists cloink drunk
posted by Namlit at 1:09 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: yetis don't let yetis leave yet...
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:12 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Zebras don't let zebras see bras.
posted by Sys Rq at 1:14 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: aardvarks know it's hard vark but worth it.
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:16 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Baras don't let baras capy
posted by Namlit at 1:19 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Capybaras on the other hand do let capybaras run away into the wild, drunk or otherwise, and vanish.
posted by Namlit at 1:21 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: capybaras don't cap an attitude...
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:21 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: dammit, mefites don't let other mefites fite.
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:22 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Emus don't let emus moo.
posted by Namlit at 1:24 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: fiends don't let fiends have friends...
okay, can we change the theme now?
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:25 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: gaggles of gargling gargoyles giggle
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:25 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: heaps of hippo hippies and harpies are happy
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:26 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: hags don't have haggis often. Ok switch of scenery. Must go in yard, cut firewood. Rawrr rawrr, said the chainsaw.
posted by Namlit at 1:27 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: I don't even. Double "h"?
posted by Namlit at 1:27 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Just say No to doubles. In fact, say "No No".
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:38 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Kill Bill Vol. 3?!? Considering that not only Bill but the actor who played him are both very dead, what's the point, Quentin?
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:26 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Laminating: at least three layers. Three layers of killbill (very decorative wood).
posted by Namlit at 3:30 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Must say this: the foopster is in da house!

I asked about you, guess the foop signal was weak that day.
posted by pianissimo at 4:36 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Noope, noo, zipppittty boopp nuda
posted by y2karl at 4:49 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Obviously, it was the foop that was weak for a while, using up all my MeFi MoJo on trying to post Weird May FPPs and derailing the latest election thread. June will be... well, Junier.
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:17 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Poof is foop spelled backwards.
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:18 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Quoof if a reverse foop query
posted by Namlit at 5:26 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Roop rhymes with foop
posted by pianissimo at 5:34 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Soup too.
posted by Namlit at 5:36 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: To be sure: one does not simply walk into an alphabet thread. There is a foop there who doesn't sleep...etc.
posted by Namlit at 5:37 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Undead XII: the Foopening
posted by pianissimo at 5:41 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Veritable rubbish though, compared to Undead VI: The Swelling of the Foop
posted by pianissimo at 5:52 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Whoops.
and Whoop-de-do!
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:53 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: X marks the spot where I ran out of any other ideas for an X word.
posted by pianissimo at 5:57 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: X-treme Foop!
posted by Room 641-A at 5:57 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Yoop.
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:57 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: you could have written about xerxes, of course
posted by Namlit at 5:58 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Zero foops given.
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:59 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: All for foop and foops for all!
posted by pianissimo at 6:15 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: But miniature American flags for others.
posted by oneswellfoop at 6:20 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Can I have an Australian flag instead? Or better still, a beer?
posted by pianissimo at 6:47 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Darn. now i want a beer too.
posted by Namlit at 6:54 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Everybody gets a beer!

Actual beer sold separately
posted by pianissimo at 7:03 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Fortissimo, pianissimo.
posted by Melismata at 7:15 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Goop poop loop.
posted by y2karl at 7:43 AM on June 1, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Hula hoopy.
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:47 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: I am froody.
posted by pianissimo at 7:52 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Jiggly Piggly Wiggly.
posted by Melismata at 7:56 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Keep this thread going!
posted by bologna on wry at 8:34 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Like, totally!
posted by Melismata at 8:36 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Man, I didn't even know this was going on and missed out until now.
posted by bologna on wry at 8:42 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Nah, you haven't missed much.
posted by Etrigan at 8:44 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Oh yes you missed out on our total love of cheese.
posted by Melismata at 8:45 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Poop loop goop au gratin
posted by y2karl at 8:48 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Queso Chihuahua
posted by Kabanos at 9:04 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Refers to the State of Chihuahua in Mexico. Not "cheese dog" in Spanish.
posted by Kabanos at 9:07 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Some might believe it's dog cheese
posted by Namlit at 9:07 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Ro-Tel and Chihuahua is the way you make that.
posted by Room 641-A at 9:08 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Typically non-Spanish speakers with a lot of phantasy.
posted by Namlit at 9:08 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: That darn lag!
posted by Room 641-A at 9:08 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Ugh, fuggin' lag suggs.
posted by languagehat at 9:11 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Verily.
posted by Sys Rq at 9:31 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Warily.
posted by bologna on wry at 10:00 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Xarily.
posted by Kabanos at 10:05 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Yarily. Life is but a dream.
posted by Kabanos at 10:05 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Ziggurat.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 10:09 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Apse.
posted by box at 10:49 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Buttress.

lol buttresses
posted by languagehat at 10:58 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Chichester/Saints/Niches Stir
posted by Rumple at 11:01 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Don't underestimate buttresses. Harpsichords have actual flying buttresses in their innards, did you know?
posted by Namlit at 11:08 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Evidently there can also be dis-tress, both in connection with harpsichords and butts, but that's another matter altogether.
posted by Namlit at 11:09 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Fairly many museum harpsichords are de-stressed, for that matter.
posted by Namlit at 11:10 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Gorgonzola and Malbec is my de-stressant
posted by Rumple at 11:13 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Harpies, on the other hand, have flying butts.
posted by Kabanos at 11:24 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: I'd imagine by their behavior that they're pretty highly stressed too.
posted by Kabanos at 11:24 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: (Just in case anyone missed it, flying harpiesque butts can be seen in the interpretive dance video linked in this FPP.)
posted by Kabanos at 11:45 AM on June 1, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Kypselos' chest
posted by y2karl at 11:46 AM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Lysistrata's butt
posted by Rumple at 12:44 PM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Menelaus's spleen
posted by languagehat at 1:42 PM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Nofretete's toenails
posted by Namlit at 1:43 PM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: pastimes we have...
posted by Namlit at 1:43 PM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: oh right. O like in "o"
posted by Namlit at 1:44 PM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: quibble we don't
posted by Namlit at 1:44 PM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Radagast's kneecaps.
posted by Namlit at 1:47 PM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Seems as this post is about to go off the front page!
posted by Melismata at 1:50 PM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Saruman's hamstring
posted by Namlit at 1:50 PM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Theseus' bony labyrinth.
posted by Kabanos at 2:21 PM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Uh. Do I want to know what part of theseus is bony?
posted by Namlit at 2:23 PM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Vertebrae, of course!
posted by needled at 2:27 PM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Wiggly toes...
posted by Namlit at 2:29 PM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: X-rays will reveal it all
posted by Namlit at 2:29 PM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: You will have to make a trip to the x-rayery, of course
posted by Namlit at 2:30 PM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: ZAP and you're toast
posted by Namlit at 2:30 PM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Apparently the dial was set on Monster
posted by Namlit at 2:30 PM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Best not to trust x-rayers too much.
posted by Namlit at 2:31 PM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Could be they're just zap-happy
posted by Namlit at 2:31 PM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Dust to dust and all that
posted by Namlit at 2:32 PM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Evidently I'm alone out here.
posted by Namlit at 2:32 PM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Feels like the hollow end of the thread...
posted by Namlit at 2:33 PM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Gotta go to bed anyways.
posted by Namlit at 2:33 PM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Hallowed ground.
posted by Melismata at 2:45 PM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: It's just a model.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 2:57 PM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Just a minute. My bed is not a model...
posted by Namlit at 3:05 PM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Kajagoogoo : The Neverending Story :: The Beatles : Live and Let Die
posted by Sys Rq at 3:26 PM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Looks like I won't get to use this comment:

Knights who say, "Just a minute. My bed is not a model..." in white satin
Never reaching the end credits
Letters I've written to lamas
Never meaning to edit

posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 3:29 PM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: My bad.
posted by Sys Rq at 3:34 PM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Ni. It's fine.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 3:35 PM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Oh no!
Please let me get this last one in:
Qué lástima!
posted by Room 641-A at 3:37 PM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Paul McCartney : Limahl :: prolific : ???
posted by Sys Rq at 3:40 PM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Q is everywhere
posted by clavdivs at 3:50 PM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Really?!
posted by oneswellfoop at 4:08 PM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: So what happened?
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:52 PM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Time for me to carry this whole thing on my back?
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:52 PM on June 1, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Unconceivable!!!
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:55 PM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Very troubling.
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:56 PM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Wendell this will not.
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:56 PM on June 1, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: X-tra not-so-good.
(there, I took the X... now somebody else...)
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:58 PM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Ye-e-e-es?
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:58 PM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Zero response?
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:59 PM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Anybody?
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:59 PM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Bueller?
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:00 PM on June 1, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: But you're not waiting long enough!
posted by Night_owl at 8:00 PM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Come on people, rally
posted by soakimbo at 8:04 PM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Doo-wah-diddy diddy dum diddy do
posted by Melismata at 8:34 PM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Everybody... everybody...
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:49 PM on June 1, 2016 [2 favorites]


Mod note: For added degrees of difficulty, backwards alphabet threads keep you awake and stimulated, they say.
posted by Rumple at 11:20 PM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Easy-Peasy, Lemon Squeezy
posted by gnome de plume at 11:24 PM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Do I detect a change in direction?
posted by Dr Dracator at 11:54 PM on June 1, 2016


Mod note: Crikey, this is harder than it should be.
posted by Room 641-A at 12:12 AM on June 2, 2016


Mod note: Be the change in direction you wish to see in the thread.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:14 AM on June 2, 2016 [3 favorites]


Mod note: Alrighty...
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:26 AM on June 2, 2016


Mod note: Zebras... are they white with black stripes or black with white stripes?
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:27 AM on June 2, 2016


Mod note: Yes, they are.
posted by Too-Ticky at 1:28 AM on June 2, 2016


Mod note: [x] ambigous
[ ] not ambiguous
posted by gnome de plume at 1:31 AM on June 2, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Wendell not will this
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:33 AM on June 2, 2016


Mod note: Vhat is this craziness!
posted by Namlit at 2:02 AM on June 2, 2016


Mod note: Unravel the thread you do!
posted by Namlit at 2:03 AM on June 2, 2016


Mod note: Terrifyingly so.
posted by Namlit at 2:03 AM on June 2, 2016


Mod note: So terrifying.
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:39 AM on June 2, 2016


Mod note: Really? It might be a little awkward but I wouldn't say it's terrifying.
posted by Dr Dracator at 2:57 AM on June 2, 2016


Mod note: Quite scary, somewhat odd, but not terrifying.
posted by pianissimo at 3:11 AM on June 2, 2016




Mod note: Oh shit, what happened?
posted by Etrigan at 3:23 AM on June 2, 2016


Mod note: No clue.
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:28 AM on June 2, 2016


Mod note: Must never underestimate the whackiness of a tebahpla thread
posted by pianissimo at 3:30 AM on June 2, 2016


Mod note: ןɐd 'unɹ sıɥʇ ɟo ƃǝן uʍop ǝpısdn ǝɥʇ uıƃǝq ǝʍ ןıʇun ʇıɐʍ ʇsnɾ
posted by taz (staff) at 3:41 AM on June 2, 2016 [3 favorites]


Mod note: Kicking in of drugs will help at that point, one suspects.
posted by pianissimo at 3:48 AM on June 2, 2016


Mod note: Just you wait. One day I'll start a cyrillic абетка thread.
posted by Kabanos at 4:02 AM on June 2, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: I think vodka will be the drug of choice for that one.
posted by Kabanos at 4:02 AM on June 2, 2016


Mod note: How can I manage a reverse alphabet thread when I haven't even finished my morning coffee yet?
posted by ardgedee at 4:29 AM on June 2, 2016


Mod note: Getting mixed up by reverse alphabet order? They Might Be Giants has you covered.
posted by JHarris at 4:47 AM on June 2, 2016


Mod note: Front part goes at the back. Or top part goes at the bottom. Depend on what direction you think a normal alphabet goes.
posted by Kabanos at 6:53 AM on June 2, 2016


Mod note: Every which way but loose.
posted by pianissimo at 7:11 AM on June 2, 2016


Mod note: *drumroll* and the next letter is......
posted by pianissimo at 7:23 AM on June 2, 2016


Mod note: ....coming up after these messages from our sponsors...
posted by pianissimo at 7:26 AM on June 2, 2016


Mod note: BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE!
posted by zarq at 7:33 AM on June 2, 2016


Mod note: annnnnnnnd now....
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:37 AM on June 2, 2016


Mod note: zzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzz zzzzzz *snort* *cough* WHAT WHAT'S HAPPENING DID I MISS IT? oh
posted by zarq at 7:43 AM on June 2, 2016


Mod note: Zee envelope please....
posted by pianissimo at 7:43 AM on June 2, 2016


Mod note: Yelling and screaming, screaming and yelling. The enchanted one, that's me.
posted by Melismata at 7:46 AM on June 2, 2016


Mod note: Xcitement has overtaken me.
posted by pianissimo at 7:48 AM on June 2, 2016


Mod note: Wait what? We're going backward now?
posted by MsMolly at 7:49 AM on June 2, 2016


Mod note: Velcome to the Backwardome!
posted by pianissimo at 7:57 AM on June 2, 2016


Mod note: Vhat?
posted by clavdivs at 7:57 AM on June 2, 2016


Mod note: Uh, just back it up a little bit there buddy.
posted by pianissimo at 8:05 AM on June 2, 2016


Mod note: That's right, keep it moving in the wrong direction and nobody gets hurt.
posted by pianissimo at 8:08 AM on June 2, 2016


Mod note: Serious vertigo. It's also going downwards!!!
posted by Namlit at 8:11 AM on June 2, 2016


Mod note: Right now, I'm finished cutting down the Mother of all Sleeping-beauty-bramble-hedges in my own mother's yard. I am scratched and bruised and full of tea and restoring spirits of some kind that I found in the cabinet here. Soo soothing. Brambles-gone-wild are no good for anything.
posted by Namlit at 8:14 AM on June 2, 2016


Mod note: Quite so. Mystery spirits doth sooth a savage bramble.
posted by pianissimo at 8:17 AM on June 2, 2016


Mod note: Pshaw. Savage brambles don't need no soothin'.
posted by languagehat at 8:30 AM on June 2, 2016


Mod note: Oh, the Noble Savage Bramble — its idyllic life sheared short with the arrival of topiary technology.
posted by Kabanos at 9:28 AM on June 2, 2016


Mod note: Nefarious Scratchy Bramble my friends. We called the gardening dude down the road and he's gonna come and get rid of the piles and piles of bramble bits for us.
posted by Namlit at 9:34 AM on June 2, 2016


Mod note: Man, so many gardening dudes have thorny personalities. Drink!
posted by gnome de plume at 10:15 AM on June 2, 2016


Mod note: Loam is good for gardening.
posted by Melismata at 10:28 AM on June 2, 2016


Mod note: Knives are also handy!
posted by numaner at 12:01 PM on June 2, 2016


Mod note: Jackanapes, jackdaw Jack knife every Jack a steeple jack
posted by clavdivs at 12:03 PM on June 2, 2016


Mod note: I, I, clavdivs
posted by Rumple at 1:02 PM on June 2, 2016


Mod note: Here, here!

/has no earthly idea what you people are talking about
posted by bologna on wry at 2:00 PM on June 2, 2016


Mod note: Guessed pretty well, tho.
posted by Etrigan at 2:02 PM on June 2, 2016


Mod note: Funny how it gets all Salvator Dalí down here.
posted by Namlit at 2:18 PM on June 2, 2016


Mod note: Extra-terrestrial ideas, however, now that's a different story.
posted by Melismata at 2:48 PM on June 2, 2016


Mod note: Does anyone read the posts down here?
posted by MsMolly at 2:49 PM on June 2, 2016


Mod note: Certainly we do. What were you even thinking!
posted by Namlit at 2:50 PM on June 2, 2016


Mod note: Best thread ever. So informative.
posted by Namlit at 2:51 PM on June 2, 2016


Mod note: Alohomora. Dark down here.
posted by Namlit at 2:55 PM on June 2, 2016


Mod note: Anybody down here? Anybody with human skin?

re-reversal!!! if it's okay with you
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:07 PM on June 2, 2016


Mod note: Beers can only be had on this side
posted by Namlit at 3:13 PM on June 2, 2016


Mod note: Custard too. But we knew this already.
posted by Namlit at 3:13 PM on June 2, 2016


Mod note: Did we?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 3:30 PM on June 2, 2016


Mod note: Easy as cake
posted by clavdivs at 3:58 PM on June 2, 2016


Mod note: Fine by me. Larry Fine.
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:26 PM on June 2, 2016


Mod note: Gentrifine.
posted by ardgedee at 6:05 PM on June 2, 2016


Mod note: Here, here!
posted by bologna on wry at 7:16 PM on June 2, 2016


Mod note: Isn't it "Hear, hear"?
posted by Sys Rq at 8:11 PM on June 2, 2016


Mod note: Just for the bunnies: "Hare, hare!"
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:17 PM on June 2, 2016


Mod note: Kerfuffle hasn't been used yet. Or, if you have Goldendoodles: kerfluffle. Like, All The Time)
posted by Namlit at 2:18 AM on June 3, 2016


Mod note: Learned folks don't do alphabet threads. True or false?
posted by Namlit at 2:34 AM on June 3, 2016


Mod note: Mostly false, I would say.
posted by Dr Dracator at 2:44 AM on June 3, 2016


Mod note: Note, too: all folks are learned.
posted by Namlit at 2:46 AM on June 3, 2016


Mod note: Or how would my neigbor, bless his soul, manage to hold his spoon
posted by Namlit at 2:46 AM on June 3, 2016


Mod note: Right now, however, I'm more interested in how the weather is in Berkeley and if I need to pack something against rain at all...
posted by Namlit at 2:48 AM on June 3, 2016


Mod note: Somewhat unlikely...
posted by Namlit at 2:49 AM on June 3, 2016


Mod note: True, too, the train is called BART but the blue line isn't called MARGE. The stuff one learns when preparing for a trip.
posted by Namlit at 2:49 AM on June 3, 2016


Mod note: Uncanny! I, too, am not called MARGE.
posted by Too-Ticky at 4:22 AM on June 3, 2016


Mod note: Very intersting! How come?
posted by Namlit at 4:27 AM on June 3, 2016


Mod note: Would you have blue hair, at least?
posted by Namlit at 4:27 AM on June 3, 2016


Mod note: Xzibit could make it happen.
posted by Night_owl at 6:16 AM on June 3, 2016


Mod note: Yo dawg, I heard you like blue hair...
posted by zamboni at 6:58 AM on June 3, 2016


Mod note:
ZERO
Days since last Xzibit reference.
Only you can prevent Xzibit references!

posted by Etrigan at 7:58 AM on June 3, 2016


Mod note: Assiduously shall I avoid referencing... what was it I was supposed to avoid referencing?
posted by Shmuel510 at 8:02 AM on June 3, 2016


Mod note: By the way, I'm really glad we're going in alphabetical order now. You'd think I'd be better at doing things backwards, oh well.
posted by Melismata at 8:04 AM on June 3, 2016


Mod note: Can anyone confirm that Too-Ticky is not, in fact, called MARGE?
posted by languagehat at 8:31 AM on June 3, 2016


Mod note: Do you mean the moomin woman? she is not.
posted by numaner at 9:29 AM on June 3, 2016


Mod note: Evidently, however, the train back to the airport is called HOMER. Not sure about Too-Ticky, but I believe whatever's being said here.
posted by Namlit at 10:24 AM on June 3, 2016


Mod note: Facts of life: I look like I've battled with a super-kitten because of the blasted bramble hedge.

And a good friend's wife called to tell that he's dying. They seem to have a pretty insanely serene time over there. He's bedded in his own workshop, and they're having all positive thoughts and wait for his daughter to arrive from God knows where she lives, and so on. I'm sad nonetheless. Talked three-and-a-half words to him, could scarcely understand him. As one of the last things he advised me: "And try to not wake up one morning to find out you've died." I told him I'll do my best.
posted by Namlit at 10:30 AM on June 3, 2016 [2 favorites]


Mod note: Gotta tell this kind of stuff too, amidst all the banter, right? I first typed "amodsts" but the mods have left long ago.
posted by Namlit at 10:32 AM on June 3, 2016


Mod note: Hair of blue, I have none. But I have hair of purple. Close enough?
posted by Too-Ticky at 10:52 AM on June 3, 2016


Mod note: I'm very sorry about your friend, Namlit.
posted by Too-Ticky at 10:53 AM on June 3, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Just read your post, Namlit. I, too, am so sorry. I have only the experience of being there when my father passed, but I will tell you it was one of the most serene, beautiful moments in my life. I often say he died perfectly. May peace be with them & you.
posted by bologna on wry at 11:16 AM on June 3, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Key to mefiteness: nice people, yess preciouss.
posted by Namlit at 11:58 AM on June 3, 2016


Mod note: Life is finite. It's been demonstrated many times. But still hard to accept.
posted by Kabanos at 12:05 PM on June 3, 2016


Mod note: Most definitely.
posted by Melismata at 12:43 PM on June 3, 2016


Mod note: No doubt.
posted by Namlit at 1:08 PM on June 3, 2016


Mod note: Ommmm
posted by Rumple at 2:48 PM on June 3, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Periodically the clouds clear and we see that - holyshit! There's a horizon over there, and the earth, it looks almost round. Sun above me, dirt below I breath in I breath out I do my job even when I don't want to, and what's the point, even when I don't want to and no one even notices? That's the point, the doing of it. the cloud bank rolls back in, the earth flattens out.
posted by From Bklyn at 2:59 PM on June 3, 2016


Mod note: So very sorry, Namlit. :(
posted by zarq at 3:03 PM on June 3, 2016


Mod note: Thanks all! But...
posted by Namlit at 10:44 PM on June 3, 2016


Mod note: U is calling...
posted by Namlit at 10:45 PM on June 3, 2016


Mod note: Very dejectedly.
posted by Namlit at 10:45 PM on June 3, 2016


Mod note: While I'm getting ready for a long haul trip...let's see what the airports do to my internet access today.
posted by Namlit at 10:46 PM on June 3, 2016


Mod note: X-Rays at security won't see the state of your soul, Namlit.
posted by Rumple at 11:05 PM on June 3, 2016


Mod note: Yes, I noticed (and they didn't). But they showed a spray can in the baggage of the dude in front. You'll have to show me that spray can - what spray can there's no spray can - this spray can - oh that spray can.
posted by Namlit at 12:18 AM on June 4, 2016


Mod note: zoom in on that spray can

enhance

enhance
posted by Dr Dracator at 5:07 AM on June 4, 2016


Mod note: A droplet as big as my head, flying past at light speed. Yeah.
posted by Namlit at 5:10 AM on June 4, 2016


Mod note: Banter aside, the new challenge might be stories. Maybe not pick a Swedish main character this time, it went weird fast last time around.

As I'm sitting at Charles De G. airport as we speak, maybe a baguette-bearer?
posted by Namlit at 5:12 AM on June 4, 2016


Mod note: Claude Baguelle de Locques was sitting one Saturday in his balcony, enjoying a refreshing can of Heineken that he had found forgotten behind the fridge, when all of a sudden, a Meme popped up on his screen.
posted by Namlit at 5:14 AM on June 4, 2016


Mod note: Dogue, que me veux tu, Claude exclaimed.
posted by Namlit at 5:15 AM on June 4, 2016


Mod note: Enervated by the shallowness of the web and, indeed, by life itself, Claude decided to research Dogue on connaissezvotrememe.com.
posted by ardgedee at 5:33 AM on June 4, 2016


Mod note: Fortunately, however, he decided to abandon his web search halfway through, and, like Balzac had done before him, he entered the roads of Paris to conduct his research on the real thing.
posted by Namlit at 5:45 AM on June 4, 2016


Mod note: Gait of the Dogs was new study to be called, as he devised the outlines thereof in his Heineken-addled mind. Le Démarche des Dogues.
posted by Namlit at 5:47 AM on June 4, 2016


Mod note: Hilariously, however, the first "Dogue" he encountered lifted a hind leg and didn't "démarcher" in the least, leaving his pants damp instead.
posted by Namlit at 5:49 AM on June 4, 2016


Mod note: Just to get an idea of the mellow disposition of our dear Claude, he didn't yell a little bit at his research subject.
posted by Namlit at 5:50 AM on June 4, 2016


Mod note: Kourage, he pronounced, c'est pour la science. The dog disagreed and bit him.
posted by Namlit at 5:52 AM on June 4, 2016


Mod note: Limping, Claude removed himself from the scene. Tant pis, thought the dog in French, he had a nice flavor.
posted by Namlit at 5:54 AM on June 4, 2016


Mod note: Mustard would have improved it, though.
posted by Namlit at 5:55 AM on June 4, 2016


Mod note: Not discouraged, Claude now approached a dachshund of prodigious sausageness. Or is it sausagiety?
posted by Namlit at 5:57 AM on June 4, 2016


Mod note: Or is it sausagacity?
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:37 AM on June 4, 2016


Mod note: Perhaps it was something else, not a Dogue. but more of ... a Doge.
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:38 AM on June 4, 2016


Mod note: Quite French. Such Sausage. So Claude.
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:39 AM on June 4, 2016


Mod note: Really turned into a...
posted by y2karl at 10:22 AM on June 4, 2016


Mod note: Sausage Par-tay!!!
Coming to theaters August 12th
posted by y2karl at 10:30 AM on June 4, 2016


Mod note: "Taunt piss," thought Claude in franglais, while the daschund relieves itself on a gatepost and a guard dog yaps at it from within.
posted by ardgedee at 12:09 PM on June 4, 2016


Mod note: Un chien chaud a merde' gras
posted by Sys Rq at 3:12 PM on June 4, 2016


Mod note: Voot alors! -- as Slim Gaillard would say.
posted by y2karl at 3:21 PM on June 4, 2016


Mod note: Who?
posted by clavdivs at 5:37 PM on June 4, 2016


Mod note: X-eunt canis.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 7:11 PM on June 4, 2016


Mod note: Yippee ki aye ay. Get a long little doggie. With mustard.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:05 PM on June 4, 2016


Mod note: Zis doggie.... vere has it gone?
posted by Dr Dracator at 10:35 PM on June 4, 2016


Mod note: Ah wouldn't know. (Writing this from veritable California. So different. Wow)
posted by Namlit at 12:08 AM on June 5, 2016


Mod note: Buh-bye, doggie.
posted by EvaDestruction at 5:37 AM on June 5, 2016


Mod note: Come back, doge.
posted by ardgedee at 6:13 AM on June 5, 2016


Mod note: Doge, come back.
posted by oneswellfoop at 6:51 AM on June 5, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Egads, this is becoming doggerel.
posted by oneswellfoop at 6:51 AM on June 5, 2016


Mod note: Fine by me, but it may discourage other participants.
posted by oneswellfoop at 6:52 AM on June 5, 2016


Mod note: God, the dog.
posted by Kabanos at 6:55 AM on June 5, 2016


Mod note: He's a good doggie. Oh yes, He is.
posted by Too-Ticky at 7:08 AM on June 5, 2016


Mod note: I wuv dat widdle doggie, yes I do!
posted by Night_owl at 7:27 AM on June 5, 2016


Mod note: Jasper needs help with original thonking, jasper?
posted by clavdivs at 7:44 AM on June 5, 2016


Mod note: klavdivs, is "thonking" anything like "Tronc-ing"?
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:00 AM on June 5, 2016


Mod note: Lol. I still don't understand that move.
posted by Night_owl at 9:16 AM on June 5, 2016


Mod note: My God, it's full of comments!
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 9:32 AM on June 5, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Night owl, I think they were just using a silly name to obscure the fact that they were renaming a chain of newspapers an "ONline Content" company... in other words, stop the presses - forever. But that's another thread.
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:35 AM on June 5, 2016


Mod note: Old Yeller don't understand highly leveraged vertically aligned holdings corporations. He's just a dog. Who (spoiler) is dead.
posted by ardgedee at 9:44 AM on June 5, 2016


Mod note: Puppies, living or dead, real or fictional, are all totally wuvabool...
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:58 AM on June 5, 2016


Mod note: Quite!
posted by clavdivs at 6:13 PM on June 5, 2016


Mod note: Rather tangential tangent my story has been put on.
posted by Namlit at 6:22 PM on June 5, 2016


Mod note: Such time for coffee.
posted by Namlit at 6:27 PM on June 5, 2016


Mod note: Tired, doge tired...
posted by Namlit at 6:27 PM on June 5, 2016


Mod note: Unbelieve
posted by Namlit at 6:27 PM on June 5, 2016


Mod note: Vov
posted by Namlit at 6:28 PM on June 5, 2016


Mod note: "Where in the alphabet is the French letter?" mused Claude. He continued walking, leaving the dogs behind. "How much does a Grecian urn? How does a Spanish fly?" There was a long pause while he was deep in thought. "How heavy is a Teuton truck?"
posted by ardgedee at 6:30 PM on June 5, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Xongggg . An insight hit him. When he came round again, he was in fact lying in a hospital bed.
posted by Namlit at 6:46 PM on June 5, 2016


Mod note: Yes, yes. Complicated things can happen right at the end of the alphabet.
posted by Namlit at 6:46 PM on June 5, 2016


Mod note: Zzzzzzzz. Sleep came fast. At least it did for his roommate. Then the interminable snoring began.
posted by Kabanos at 6:52 PM on June 5, 2016


Mod note: Argh, we're off the front page!
posted by Melismata at 7:38 PM on June 5, 2016


Mod note: At the other end of the night, however, sleep subsided. No pill helps against the Coocaburra outside the tent..
posted by Namlit at 7:38 PM on June 5, 2016


Mod note: Burring and cooking, it totally cramps the camper's snoring style.
posted by Namlit at 7:40 PM on June 5, 2016


Mod note: Can't be bothered about the front page. This is serious business here!
posted by Namlit at 7:40 PM on June 5, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Dang now comes the mist over the hills! Bay Area newbie report.
posted by Namlit at 7:43 PM on June 5, 2016


Mod note: Err. Hrmm. That was an aside. Also, why Claude was thinking of Coocaburras is unclear. Weirdness reigns, ceaselessly.
posted by Namlit at 7:46 PM on June 5, 2016


Mod note: Fun fact #23,6B: we're still on the sidebar on the blue, so not all is lost!
posted by Namlit at 7:48 PM on June 5, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: "Guard on the outside,
buying up government land"
posted by clavdivs at 9:39 PM on June 5, 2016


Mod note: Has anybody tried an Alphabet Thread Sci-Fi Story? The character names alone would be a blast.
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:06 PM on June 5, 2016


Mod note: Igtus-237 stood outside the dome in his protective zoot suit, watching the 2nd Blurgian Fleet pass by and hoping it wouldn't suffer the same fate as the 1st Blurgian Fleet.
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:09 PM on June 5, 2016


Mod note: Jug-bug xz12, trusty groid (groveling droid), was patiently panting by his side, or was it her side? (Gender-neutrality alert, please!)
posted by Namlit at 10:20 PM on June 5, 2016


Mod note: Korma III, a speed food wheelomatic server was fast approaching.
posted by Namlit at 10:22 PM on June 5, 2016


Mod note: Let me see what you've got there, exclaimed Igtus-237.
posted by Namlit at 10:23 PM on June 5, 2016


Mod note: MORE curry? Curry again? Is this the oft-bemoaned dystopian future! An automated wheelbarrow serving me curry, like, every century??
posted by Namlit at 10:25 PM on June 5, 2016


Mod note: Nodding is not a thing a speed food wheelomatic server should be doing when filled, and the resulting spreadage of curry was prodigious.
posted by Namlit at 10:27 PM on June 5, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Of course, there's always the food court just inside the dome, with Zegerbeast Tacos, Live Sushi and Martian McDonalds.
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:29 PM on June 5, 2016


Mod note: precisely on cue, The 2nd Blurgian Fleet was now hitting an intergalactic sinkhole, thus vanishing from sight. Even curry-splattered protective goggles could show as much. They were gone...
posted by Namlit at 10:32 PM on June 5, 2016


Mod note: Question is, muttered the IG, as he-she was lovingly called by droids and bloinkers alike, if they have Internet access on the other side. I know for a fact that the captain was still watching "Wizards, dear reader!".
posted by Namlit at 10:37 PM on June 5, 2016


Mod note: "Rally, boys, rally!" cried the Blurgian commander as they burst out of the other end of what they had thought was a sinkhole but which turned out to be a wormhole. "Regroup and rally!"
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 10:51 PM on June 5, 2016


Mod note: Still, the Blurgian fleet's science squad were uncertain whether it was a wormhole, a sinkhole, a black hole, a pothole or an album by Courtney Love and Hole, so they advised caution.
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:08 PM on June 5, 2016


Mod note: "That's immaterial!" the commander roared. "What matters is the mission is saved! ATTACK!"
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 11:12 PM on June 5, 2016


Mod note: "Unbelievable," the commander said as he surveyed the lifeless thread.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 6:56 AM on June 6, 2016


Mod note: Voyager XXIII here, calling Houston, Voyager XXIII, come in please...
posted by Melismata at 7:34 AM on June 6, 2016


Mod note: Where have you been for the last 43 years, Voyager XXIII? Our entire mission control crew has retired!
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:43 AM on June 6, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: XXIII'ing in it's own particular way. I think it involves gold and boogy, boogy wonderland oooooooooooooooooooooh oh
posted by h00py at 7:47 AM on June 6, 2016


Mod note: You may think it was 43, but actually it was only 42.
posted by Melismata at 7:49 AM on June 6, 2016


Mod note: Ztretch of imagination.
posted by Namlit at 8:08 AM on June 6, 2016


Mod note: Abracadobro! *a guitar appears as if by magic*
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:18 AM on June 6, 2016


Mod note: Bassoonorooni!
posted by y2karl at 9:22 AM on June 6, 2016


Mod note: Clarinette! (a small one)
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:31 AM on June 6, 2016


Mod note: Double Bass!
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:32 AM on June 6, 2016


Mod note: Euphonium!!
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:38 AM on June 6, 2016


Mod note: Fiddlesticks!!!
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:38 AM on June 6, 2016


Mod note: Gut-string banjo
posted by ardgedee at 9:51 AM on June 6, 2016


Mod note: Guitar time!
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:51 AM on June 6, 2016


Mod note: Hi, I'm a-pickin' ... and ...
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:51 AM on June 6, 2016


Mod note: I'm a-grinnin'!
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:52 AM on June 6, 2016


Mod note: Jew's harp!
posted by y2karl at 10:14 AM on June 6, 2016


Mod note: Kazootie!
posted by y2karl at 10:15 AM on June 6, 2016


Mod note: Lyre, lyre, lute on fire!
posted by y2karl at 10:16 AM on June 6, 2016


Mod note: Macarena on an ocarina!
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:22 AM on June 6, 2016


Mod note: Nose flute?
posted by Melismata at 11:19 AM on June 6, 2016


Mod note: Oboe, oh boy!
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:35 AM on June 6, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Psaltery.
posted by ardgedee at 11:38 AM on June 6, 2016


Mod note: Pan flute (no punctuation necessary)
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:38 AM on June 6, 2016


Mod note: quod erat demonstrandum, baby (ooh, you speak French!)
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:40 AM on June 6, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Quills
posted by y2karl at 11:57 AM on June 6, 2016


Mod note: Rattle Tattle Recorder
posted by y2karl at 11:58 AM on June 6, 2016


Mod note: Shawm!
posted by Melismata at 12:48 PM on June 6, 2016


Mod note: Tipple over!
posted by y2karl at 2:10 PM on June 6, 2016


Mod note: Viola! ...as we say in France, oui, oui.
posted by y2karl at 2:11 PM on June 6, 2016


Mod note: Um, u forgot ukulele.
posted by Night_owl at 2:18 PM on June 6, 2016


Mod note: Whatever. Also, windchimes.
posted by ardgedee at 2:53 PM on June 6, 2016


Mod note: Xylophone, obviously...
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:58 PM on June 6, 2016


Mod note: Your voice! Definitely not mine...
posted by Night_owl at 3:06 PM on June 6, 2016


Mod note: Zero mentions of vuvuzelas??
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:13 PM on June 6, 2016


Mod note: A vuvuzela references saved is a vuvuzela reference earned.
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:29 PM on June 6, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Bygone vuvuzelas notwithstanding.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 3:51 PM on June 6, 2016


Mod note: Cornet. Not to be confused with a cornett, which is a much cooler instrument.
posted by Sys Rq at 4:10 PM on June 6, 2016


Mod note: Drums the bang slowly
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 4:12 PM on June 6, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Eunuch horn.
posted by Sys Rq at 4:14 PM on June 6, 2016


Mod note: French h- ...nah, too easy.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 4:22 PM on June 6, 2016


Mod note: GuitArmageddon.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 4:24 PM on June 6, 2016


Mod note: Hurdy Gurdy, oh, Rurdy...
posted by y2karl at 4:27 PM on June 6, 2016


Mod note: IHOP a who-la ba bop bam boom.
posted by clavdivs at 4:58 PM on June 6, 2016


Mod note: Just to be clear, this is not still going on, is it?
posted by HE Amb. T. S. L. DuVal at 6:14 PM on June 6, 2016


Mod note: Kettledrums!
posted by Melismata at 7:01 PM on June 6, 2016


Mod note: Littledrums!
posted by ardgedee at 7:15 PM on June 6, 2016


Mod note: Muddledrums?
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:06 PM on June 6, 2016


Mod note: Not drums! Membranophones!
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 9:28 PM on June 6, 2016


Mod note: Ocarina?
posted by Namlit at 10:13 PM on June 6, 2016


Mod note: Portefiano, may, fortepiano.
posted by Namlit at 10:14 PM on June 6, 2016


Mod note: Quid? The edit window stopped working on iPad. Now I must concentrate. I was saying "nay", was I saying, I was.
posted by Namlit at 10:15 PM on June 6, 2016


Mod note: Radio. That's the only musical instrument I play.
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:28 PM on June 6, 2016


Mod note: Simplephone. Opposite of Complicatedphone.
posted by Namlit at 10:38 PM on June 6, 2016


Mod note: Tarpsichord. For camping.
posted by Namlit at 10:42 PM on June 6, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Unsure if anybody said Ukulele yet.
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:05 PM on June 6, 2016


Mod note: Violas, of course - maybe we could switch to viola jokes?
posted by Dr Dracator at 2:54 AM on June 7, 2016


Mod note: What's the difference between a viola and a trampoline?

You take off your shoes before jumping on the trampoline.
posted by pianissimo at 4:17 AM on June 7, 2016


Mod note: Xylophones are better than violas.
posted by infini at 5:03 AM on June 7, 2016


Mod note: Y do so many people take an instant dislike to violas?

It saves time.

I don't know where all this viola hate comes from - it's a lovely instrument. But all's fair in love and alphabet threads I guess.
posted by pianissimo at 5:42 AM on June 7, 2016 [2 favorites]


Mod note: Ze Violaa, mein dear friends, is an inschtrument wiz ferry grreht potenziahl!
posted by Namlit at 6:32 AM on June 7, 2016


Mod note: All my Viola jokes have been told before.
posted by Namlit at 6:46 AM on June 7, 2016


Mod note: But others might have some new ones.
posted by Namlit at 6:47 AM on June 7, 2016


Mod note: Consider the violin.
posted by infini at 6:55 AM on June 7, 2016


Mod note: Definition of "perfect pitch:" when you toss a banjo into a dumpster and it lands on a viola.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 6:56 AM on June 7, 2016


Mod note: Egads, don't fret over string instruments.
posted by Room 641-A at 7:04 AM on June 7, 2016


Mod note: Fret 'em? I barely even know 'em!
posted by languagehat at 7:05 AM on June 7, 2016


Mod note: Girls with guitars!!
posted by Melismata at 7:20 AM on June 7, 2016


Mod note: Har har. Pitch the whole rig. Music? Who needs it really.
posted by Namlit at 7:34 AM on June 7, 2016


Mod note: If you want a viola player to use the vibrato, what do you write into the score?

Answer: "Solo"
posted by Namlit at 7:39 AM on June 7, 2016


Mod note: Just so you know, I saw what you did there

Egads, don't fret over string instruments.

posted by infini at 7:49 AM on June 7, 2016


Mod note: Knowledge of matters musical not required for participation in the AlphaHarmonic Thread...

...but it doesn't hurt... much
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:03 AM on June 7, 2016


Mod note: Let's Accordion!!!
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:17 AM on June 7, 2016


Mod note: My Bologna was a pivotal moment in Accordion Rock.
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:17 AM on June 7, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Nature trail to hell.
posted by Melismata at 10:24 AM on June 7, 2016


Mod note: "One More Minute" is one of my karaoke standbys.
posted by Shmuel510 at 10:30 AM on June 7, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Polka...something
posted by Sys Rq at 10:32 AM on June 7, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Polkas are great on the accordion, too!
posted by Melismata at 10:33 AM on June 7, 2016


Mod note: Oh! Face! That was one.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:33 AM on June 7, 2016


Mod note: QUESTION NOT MY KNOWLEDGE OF THINGS ALPHABETICAL
posted by Sys Rq at 10:36 AM on June 7, 2016


Mod note: Ricky!
posted by Melismata at 10:37 AM on June 7, 2016


Mod note: Sys Rq fucked it up.
posted by Etrigan at 10:45 AM on June 7, 2016


Mod note: Tacky.
posted by Melismata at 11:25 AM on June 7, 2016


Mod note: Unlikely, but probable
posted by infini at 11:28 AM on June 7, 2016


Mod note: Virus Alert (an underrated Weird Al song)
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:50 AM on June 7, 2016


Mod note: White. And. Nerdy.
Word. Crimes.

Weird Al is just getting better in his old(er) age. (He's old enough that he would have been fighting with me for a show on Cal Poly's radio station IF I had transferred there as I considered... he would've been a Freshman while I was a Junior with experience in college radio elsewhere... I COULD have stalled the beginning of his career BUT I DIDN'T... you're welcome)
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:51 AM on June 7, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: (No) "x" in "espresso"
Your participle's danglin'
But I don't want your drama
If you really wanna
Leave out that Oxford comma
Just keep in mind
posted by Melismata at 12:56 PM on June 7, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: You can try on our suede underwear if you choose
Do what you want, but don't step on my blue suede shoes
King of Suede

posted by mandolin conspiracy at 2:45 PM on June 7, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: (Christmas at Ground) Zero
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 6:47 PM on June 7, 2016


Mod note: Addicted to spuds.
posted by Melismata at 6:57 PM on June 7, 2016


Mod note: Beat It? No, Eat It!!!
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:18 PM on June 7, 2016


Mod note: Christmas (at Ground Zero)
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 9:03 PM on June 7, 2016


Mod note: Dare to Be Stupid
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:17 PM on June 7, 2016


Mod note: Everything You Know Is Wrong
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:19 PM on June 7, 2016


Mod note: Fat (inevitably)
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:20 PM on June 7, 2016


Mod note: (Christmas at) Ground Zero
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 9:20 PM on June 7, 2016


Mod note: Ha!
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 9:21 PM on June 7, 2016


Mod note: I'm done.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 9:22 PM on June 7, 2016


Mod note: Jurassic Park (is frightening in the dark)
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:24 PM on June 7, 2016


Mod note: Krap. I squeezed out Handy with my silliness, didn't I?
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 9:32 PM on June 7, 2016


Mod note: Let's move on to some other Dr. Demento classics... Here's Kip Adotta's Wet Dream...
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:36 PM on June 7, 2016


Mod note: Monster Mash (Bobby 'Boris' Pickett on American Bandstand!)
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:39 PM on June 7, 2016


Mod note: Neuman, Alfred E. - "It's a Gas"

(have I mentioned the current issue of MAD Magazine?)
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:43 PM on June 7, 2016


Mod note: Okeh Laughing Record
posted by Melismata at 5:39 AM on June 8, 2016


Mod note: Previously, apropos laughing songs.
posted by ardgedee at 9:00 AM on June 8, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Queen was a loving target of Weird Al.
posted by Melismata at 10:34 AM on June 8, 2016


Mod note: Rockin' Sidney: Don't Mess With My Toot Toot
posted by Kabanos at 12:19 PM on June 8, 2016


Mod note: Shaving cream!!!
posted by Melismata at 12:20 PM on June 8, 2016


Mod note: Testosterone cream !!! (AKA Broma-Shave)
posted by Kabanos at 1:37 PM on June 8, 2016


Mod note: U scream!
posted by Kabanos at 1:37 PM on June 8, 2016


Mod note: Ve all scream!
posted by Kabanos at 1:38 PM on June 8, 2016


Mod note: ... well actually, I'll have some gelato.
posted by Kabanos at 1:39 PM on June 8, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Ya, me too. I'll have a gelato.
posted by infini at 2:17 PM on June 8, 2016


Mod note: Xistential Blues.
posted by Melismata at 2:17 PM on June 8, 2016


Mod note: "...Yellow brick road (c'mon!), follow the yellow brick road (everybody sing!), follow follow follow follow, follow the yellow brick road!"

(Sorry, just had to blurt out a bit of Melismata's mentioned random novelty song, please continue.)
posted by JHarris at 2:24 PM on June 8, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: 🍏
posted by Sys Rq at 2:25 PM on June 8, 2016


Mod note: Zapple. It's a zapple. Shut up.
posted by Sys Rq at 2:26 PM on June 8, 2016


Mod note: 🍎 I like the idea though.
posted by Kabanos at 2:28 PM on June 8, 2016


Mod note: 🍺
posted by Kabanos at 2:29 PM on June 8, 2016


Mod note: 😺
posted by Kabanos at 2:30 PM on June 8, 2016


Mod note: 👯
posted by Kabanos at 2:32 PM on June 8, 2016


Mod note: 🐶
that's a dog
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:32 PM on June 8, 2016


Mod note: 🍳
posted by Kabanos at 2:33 PM on June 8, 2016


Mod note: 🐘
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:33 PM on June 8, 2016


Mod note: 🍟
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:34 PM on June 8, 2016


Mod note: finally, I got one in first...
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:34 PM on June 8, 2016


Mod note: goof...
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:35 PM on June 8, 2016


Mod note: 🌭
posted by Kabanos at 2:39 PM on June 8, 2016


Mod note: 💡
posted by Kabanos at 2:39 PM on June 8, 2016


Mod note: 🕹️
posted by Kabanos at 2:40 PM on June 8, 2016


Mod note: 🔪
posted by Kabanos at 2:41 PM on June 8, 2016


Mod note: 🦁
posted by Kabanos at 2:41 PM on June 8, 2016


Mod note: 🍖
posted by Kabanos at 2:43 PM on June 8, 2016


Mod note: 🍣
posted by Kabanos at 2:44 PM on June 8, 2016


Mod note: 🐙
posted by Kabanos at 2:44 PM on June 8, 2016


Mod note: 💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩
posted by Kabanos at 2:44 PM on June 8, 2016 [2 favorites]


Mod note: Questioning the need to go on after poo. Satisfying enough.
posted by Kabanos at 2:45 PM on June 8, 2016


Mod note: 🐀
posted by Sys Rq at 2:47 PM on June 8, 2016


Mod note: 🍤
posted by Sys Rq at 2:48 PM on June 8, 2016


Mod note: 🌮
posted by Sys Rq at 2:48 PM on June 8, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note:
posted by Sys Rq at 2:49 PM on June 8, 2016


Mod note: 🏐
posted by Sys Rq at 2:54 PM on June 8, 2016


Mod note: 💃
posted by Sys Rq at 2:55 PM on June 8, 2016


Mod note: 💧 💦 🌊
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:55 PM on June 8, 2016


Mod note: 💀
posted by Sys Rq at 2:57 PM on June 8, 2016


Mod note:
posted by Sys Rq at 2:58 PM on June 8, 2016


Mod note: 💤
posted by Sys Rq at 2:59 PM on June 8, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: 🅰
posted by clavdivs at 6:15 PM on June 8, 2016


Mod note: 🅱
posted by Sys Rq at 6:18 PM on June 8, 2016


Mod note: 🆒
posted by box at 6:22 PM on June 8, 2016


Mod note: 🍗
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 6:32 PM on June 8, 2016


Mod note: 🍆
posted by box at 6:35 PM on June 8, 2016


Mod note: 🐠
posted by zamboni at 6:42 PM on June 8, 2016


Mod note: 🍇
posted by box at 6:43 PM on June 8, 2016


Mod note: 🏨
posted by zamboni at 6:45 PM on June 8, 2016


Mod note: I refuse to allow this nonsense to continue.
posted by Etrigan at 6:52 PM on June 8, 2016


Mod note: Just stay off my lawn.
posted by Etrigan at 6:52 PM on June 8, 2016


Mod note: 🔑
posted by Rumple at 7:30 PM on June 8, 2016


Mod note: 🍋
posted by Room 641-A at 8:53 PM on June 8, 2016


Mod note: 💵
posted by Sys Rq at 9:20 PM on June 8, 2016


Mod note: 🚫
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:43 PM on June 8, 2016


Mod note: 📌📎🖇
posted by Sys Rq at 11:17 PM on June 8, 2016


Mod note: 👸🏾
posted by box at 6:10 AM on June 9, 2016


Mod note: 🙊 (Quiet monkey)
Really spiffy pro-tip: copy any unknown emoji into Wikipedia to figure out what it is.
Say you see 🔹 and say WTF is that
Type https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/🔹 and you get to the page for Rhombus
Unfortunately that doesn't tell you what kind of rhombus it is (a weirdly half-shaded one, BTW).
posted by filthy light thief at 7:34 AM on June 9, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Very neat! However I still see a lot of squares with codes inside, I dunno what language packs this computer is missing.
posted by numaner at 8:10 AM on June 9, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: 🍉
posted by Rumple at 9:03 AM on June 9, 2016


Mod note: ✂️
posted by Rumple at 9:04 AM on June 9, 2016


Mod note: 🐃 (I think that's a yak... excuse me if it's a water buffalo)
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:44 AM on June 9, 2016


Mod note: 💤
posted by EvaDestruction at 10:02 AM on June 9, 2016


Mod note: And now it's time to sing again! This is the song that never ends ... (OK, maybe it does.)
posted by filthy light thief at 10:35 AM on June 9, 2016


Mod note: Buffalo of the watery variety up there, 'foop. Sorry.
posted by filthy light thief at 10:36 AM on June 9, 2016


Mod note: Baa, baa, black sheep,
Have you any wool?
Yessir, yessir,
$20 SAIT
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:36 AM on June 9, 2016


Mod note: Check out this thread in your smarty device, assuming it loads.
Dat's how I view all in-thread emoji, because my iPhone loads them well in Opera Mini.
Except they're all colorful, which is weird and a bit off-putting, but at least I can understand what everyone is writing.
posted by filthy light thief at 10:38 AM on June 9, 2016


Mod note: filthy light thief says it, it must be so.
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:44 AM on June 9, 2016


Mod note: Granny is feeling every single millisecond of her decades long life at this moment.
God I'm old.
posted by infini at 12:07 PM on June 9, 2016


Mod note: Heck, I'm old too, but it doesn't mean I can't act like a 6-year-old who just figured out the alphabet here...
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:17 PM on June 9, 2016


Mod note: I hate to say this, 'foop, but the Alphabet just got co-opted by big business
posted by infini at 12:22 PM on June 9, 2016


Mod note: Just a second... let me GoogleAlphabet that...
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:25 PM on June 9, 2016


Mod note: Kids call it Alphin'
posted by Sys Rq at 12:26 PM on June 9, 2016


Mod note: Lovin' it
posted by infini at 2:51 PM on June 9, 2016


Mod note: McDonalds?
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:13 PM on June 9, 2016


Mod note: No, thanks.
posted by Sys Rq at 6:26 PM on June 9, 2016


Mod note: Offalbet
posted by ardgedee at 7:14 PM on June 9, 2016


Mod note: Pizzabet?
posted by pianissimo at 6:22 AM on June 10, 2016


Mod note: Quorncob
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 6:57 AM on June 10, 2016


Mod note: Quonsabet. The bet you get at Quonsmas.
posted by pianissimo at 6:59 AM on June 10, 2016


Mod note: Raging inside at my lack of preview.
posted by pianissimo at 7:00 AM on June 10, 2016


Mod note: There, there.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 7:02 AM on June 10, 2016


Mod note: Skipped one!
posted by pianissimo at 7:03 AM on June 10, 2016


Mod note: Understandable.
posted by Melismata at 7:14 AM on June 10, 2016


Mod note: Very.
posted by pianissimo at 7:32 AM on June 10, 2016


Mod note: WHAT YOU SAY !!
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 7:40 AM on June 10, 2016


Mod note:
X   X X   X X     XXX  XXX  X   X  XXX  X   X XXXX
 X X   X X  X    X   X X  X X   X X   X XX  X X
  X     X   X    X   X XXX  XXXXX X   X X X X XXX
 X X    X   X    X   X X    X   X X   X X  XX X
X   X   X   XXXX  XXX  X    X   X  XXX  X   X XXXX
posted by JHarris at 10:13 AM on June 10, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: you know what you do
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:20 AM on June 10, 2016


Mod note: Zip a dee doo dah, Zip a dee ay
posted by infini at 10:22 AM on June 10, 2016


Mod note: ay
posted by languagehat at 11:22 AM on June 10, 2016


Mod note: be
posted by zamboni at 11:30 AM on June 10, 2016


Mod note: change you want to
posted by Rumple at 12:23 PM on June 10, 2016


Mod note: De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:53 PM on June 10, 2016


Mod note: EIEIO
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:54 PM on June 10, 2016


Mod note: (da) Funk
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:57 PM on June 10, 2016


Mod note: Gee Whiz!
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:00 PM on June 10, 2016


Mod note: Hey Jude
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:02 PM on June 10, 2016


Mod note: I Me Mine
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:06 PM on June 10, 2016


Mod note: Jis Desh mein Ganga baheti hai
posted by infini at 1:10 PM on June 10, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Killing me softly with her song
posted by infini at 1:24 PM on June 10, 2016


Mod note: Love, Love Me Do
posted by infini at 1:43 PM on June 10, 2016


Mod note: Memory
posted by infini at 1:43 PM on June 10, 2016


Mod note: Nazareth.
posted by clavdivs at 2:43 PM on June 10, 2016


Mod note: O-o-o-o-oklahoma! (where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain)
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:54 PM on June 10, 2016


Mod note: Penny Lane
posted by infini at 3:30 PM on June 10, 2016


Mod note: Q
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 3:52 PM on June 10, 2016


Mod note: /r/ /r/ /r/ /r/
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 8:46 PM on June 10, 2016


Mod note: Shed no tearrrrrrs....
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 11:53 PM on June 10, 2016


Mod note: Totally Tubular Bells, Dude!
posted by Sys Rq at 11:59 PM on June 10, 2016


Mod note: Unforgettable
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:11 AM on June 11, 2016


Mod note: Very Nice
(so many people in the same device)
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:13 AM on June 11, 2016


Mod note: Wendal
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:16 AM on June 11, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: [x] didn't end well
posted by taz (staff) at 1:10 AM on June 11, 2016


Mod note: Yuri G!
posted by h00py at 6:22 AM on June 11, 2016


Mod note: Zoom right back to the beginning and start again.
posted by Room 641-A at 7:42 AM on June 11, 2016


Mod note: All you need is love.
posted by Melismata at 8:18 AM on June 11, 2016


Mod note: Back. (sorry folks. My iPad died for a while while in Berkeley. 3 hours wait at Genius bar, so I just left. Now just re-started, no problems. So yeah IM BACK. mwuhaha.)
posted by Namlit at 11:50 AM on June 11, 2016


Mod note: Crack
posted by Namlit at 11:51 AM on June 11, 2016


Mod note: Duck
posted by Namlit at 11:51 AM on June 11, 2016


Mod note: Ewok
posted by Namlit at 11:51 AM on June 11, 2016


Mod note: Flock.
posted by Night_owl at 12:16 PM on June 11, 2016


Mod note: 🔫 (not quite a Glock)
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 12:20 PM on June 11, 2016


Mod note: Hock
posted by Room 641-A at 12:58 PM on June 11, 2016


Mod note: IROC
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 1:05 PM on June 11, 2016


Mod note: Jock (itch)
posted by Namlit at 1:16 PM on June 11, 2016


Mod note: Koch
posted by infini at 1:49 PM on June 11, 2016


Mod note: Let's keep it civil, please.
posted by Etrigan at 1:50 PM on June 11, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Must. Keep. It. Civil.
posted by Namlit at 2:44 PM on June 11, 2016


Mod note: No non-civilness allowed.
posted by Namlit at 2:44 PM on June 11, 2016


Mod note: Or else
posted by Namlit at 2:44 PM on June 11, 2016


Mod note: Quot erat KAZAMMM
posted by Namlit at 2:45 PM on June 11, 2016


Mod note: Right. You asked for it you got it.
posted by Namlit at 2:45 PM on June 11, 2016


Mod note: Sock it to me, baby! Arooo!
posted by zamboni at 3:04 PM on June 11, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Technically, it was a stocking.
posted by EvaDestruction at 3:06 PM on June 11, 2016


Mod note: untechnically I'm really not sure what it coulda been
posted by Namlit at 3:23 PM on June 11, 2016


Mod note: Vestments uncertain?
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 4:19 PM on June 11, 2016


Mod note: woollen sock, investments inside, puppet outdside
posted by Namlit at 4:39 PM on June 11, 2016


Mod note: xnitting and finances mesh
posted by Namlit at 4:40 PM on June 11, 2016


Mod note: Yarns about the old block
posted by Night_owl at 4:47 PM on June 11, 2016


Mod note: Ze Frank's Crocs
posted by Room 641-A at 5:13 PM on June 11, 2016


Mod note: "A" is for Alice, who fell from a bike.
posted by JHarris at 8:40 PM on June 11, 2016


Mod note: "B" is for Boris, who choked on a pike.
posted by zamboni at 8:45 PM on June 11, 2016


Mod note: "C" is for Carol, who voted for Ike.
posted by Room 641-A at 8:57 PM on June 11, 2016


Mod note: "D" is for Dennis, who got crushed by a dike.
posted by JHarris at 9:02 PM on June 11, 2016


Mod note: "E" is for Eisenhower. Dwight Eisenhower.
posted by Sys Rq at 9:03 PM on June 11, 2016 [2 favorites]


Mod note: "F" is for fast food and slow food alike.
posted by Namlit at 9:14 PM on June 11, 2016


Mod note: "G" is for Gorey, who spins in his grave.
posted by JHarris at 9:15 PM on June 11, 2016 [3 favorites]


Mod note: "G" is for Gorse bush, and critters therein.
posted by Namlit at 9:15 PM on June 11, 2016


Mod note: "H" is for Horrors and their next of kin.
posted by Namlit at 9:16 PM on June 11, 2016


Mod note: "I" is for me, as you darn well shall know.
posted by Namlit at 9:17 PM on June 11, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: "J" is for justice in sett'ling a row
posted by Namlit at 9:18 PM on June 11, 2016


Mod note: "K" is for key and the creaking it makes, when
posted by Namlit at 9:19 PM on June 11, 2016


Mod note: "L" is for lazy. The guy who didn't oil the lock is lazy.
posted by Namlit at 9:20 PM on June 11, 2016


Mod note: "M" is for "Man, I can't believe you rhymed /raʊ/ with /noʊ/."
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 9:38 PM on June 11, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: "N" is for rancor, Not to be had.
posted by Namlit at 10:00 PM on June 11, 2016


Mod note: "O" is for Oops, my utterly bad.
posted by Namlit at 10:00 PM on June 11, 2016


Mod note: "P" is for Pony and what it became.
posted by Namlit at 10:01 PM on June 11, 2016


Mod note: "Q" is for Quidditch, a wizardly game.
posted by Namlit at 10:02 PM on June 11, 2016


Mod note: "R" is for Ralph, and his a-bet.
posted by Namlit at 10:03 PM on June 11, 2016


Mod note: "S" is for Super, I saved my tablet!
posted by Namlit at 10:03 PM on June 11, 2016


Mod note: "T" is for Tupperware, holder of food.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 10:17 PM on June 11, 2016


Mod note: "U" is for underwear, holder of wood.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 10:17 PM on June 11, 2016


Mod note: "V" is vociferous, eater of foods.
posted by Namlit at 10:35 PM on June 11, 2016


Mod note: "W" is for "Wut?" and other weird moods.
posted by Namlit at 10:36 PM on June 11, 2016


Mod note: "X" is for Xellphone and its abuse.
posted by Namlit at 10:37 PM on June 11, 2016


Mod note: "Z" is the sound of cartoon things that snooze.
posted by Namlit at 10:38 PM on June 11, 2016


Mod note: "Y" is for "Y U skip Y?"
posted by ardgedee at 2:27 AM on June 12, 2016


Mod note: "Y" was for y this always happen wow
posted by Namlit at 2:39 AM on June 12, 2016


Mod note: "A" is for "About face!" Let's go backwards now!
posted by ardgedee at 7:14 AM on June 12, 2016


Mod note: "Z" is for "Zounds! Backwards is cool!"
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 7:21 AM on June 12, 2016


Mod note: "Y" is for "Yassir Youbetcha, you Fool."
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 7:22 AM on June 12, 2016


Mod note: "X" is for xanother x booh
posted by Namlit at 7:25 AM on June 12, 2016


Mod note: "W" is for What am I to do?
posted by Namlit at 7:26 AM on June 12, 2016


Mod note: "V" is for Various puns
posted by Namlit at 7:26 AM on June 12, 2016


Mod note: "U" is for pUnless re-runs
posted by Namlit at 7:26 AM on June 12, 2016


Mod note: "T" is for Tsk-tsk, your word-fu is weak.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 7:41 AM on June 12, 2016


Mod note: "S" is for Sorry, should think before speak.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 7:42 AM on June 12, 2016


Mod note: "R" is for Rarely I fail.
posted by Namlit at 8:17 AM on June 12, 2016


Mod note: "Q" is for yummy baked quail.
posted by Namlit at 8:17 AM on June 12, 2016


Mod note: "P" is for poor little bird.
posted by Namlit at 8:18 AM on June 12, 2016


Mod note: "O" is for Other lost word.
posted by Namlit at 8:18 AM on June 12, 2016


Mod note: "N" is for Never say Never.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 8:25 AM on June 12, 2016


Mod note: "M" is for Meh, whatever.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 8:26 AM on June 12, 2016


Mod note: "L" is for leather, Laredo, and love.
posted by languagehat at 8:30 AM on June 12, 2016


Mod note: "K" is "OK" for lazy people
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:54 AM on June 12, 2016


Mod note: Okay I resume where i left off. "O" is for Orlando, and I will quit with this here now.
posted by Namlit at 9:19 AM on June 12, 2016


Mod note: Please, yes, this is a good moment to close this now.

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posted by infini at 9:59 AM on June 12, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Quitters.
posted by Etrigan at 9:59 AM on June 12, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Repent, sinners! An alphabet thread is immune to the crappiness of real life. (And I'll flag any further entries that refer to awful stuff, including you-know-who)
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:15 AM on June 12, 2016


Mod note: Say, Brain, what do you want to do tonight?
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:18 AM on June 12, 2016


Mod note: Tequila shots, whoo hoo!!
posted by infini at 10:32 AM on June 12, 2016


Mod note: Unlimited Refills!!!
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:38 AM on June 12, 2016


Mod note: Vino, Vidi, Vici!!
posted by infini at 10:51 AM on June 12, 2016


Mod note: When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that's Pepperoni...
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:56 AM on June 12, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Xactly when did we decide we were going forward again?
posted by JHarris at 2:08 PM on June 12, 2016


Mod note: Woohoo, another back-pedaler!
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 2:13 PM on June 12, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Victorious retrogression will surely follow!
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 2:13 PM on June 12, 2016


Mod note: Unless nobody else plays...
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 2:25 PM on June 12, 2016


Mod note: That's unpossible!
posted by zamboni at 2:42 PM on June 12, 2016


Mod note: (Sigh of relief)
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 2:53 PM on June 12, 2016


Mod note: Reverse brain drain
posted by infini at 2:54 PM on June 12, 2016


Mod note: Quick, batcave, to the robin!
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:09 PM on June 12, 2016


Mod note: Perverse alphabetism is not welcomed warmly in certain lexographical quarters.
posted by ardgedee at 4:01 PM on June 12, 2016


Mod note: Oh, if there is an original thought out there, I could use it right now...

Bob Dylan
Brownsville Girl
posted by y2karl at 4:09 PM on June 12, 2016


Mod note: Naphtha. Diphthong.
posted by Sys Rq at 4:35 PM on June 12, 2016


Mod note: Ma-ma-ma-ma-my Bologna!
(Archival footage shot in San Luis Obispo, CA, December 1979)
posted by oneswellfoop at 4:44 PM on June 12, 2016


Mod note: La La La La La
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:03 PM on June 12, 2016


Mod note: Koo Koo Ka Choo
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:04 PM on June 12, 2016


Mod note: Just another brick in the wall
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 7:24 PM on June 12, 2016


Mod note: Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock.
posted by Melismata at 7:24 PM on June 12, 2016


Mod note: Inna-gadda-da-vida
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 7:25 PM on June 12, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: HAMILTOOOOOOOOOOOOOON!!!
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:30 PM on June 12, 2016


Mod note: Gary, Indiana
posted by ardgedee at 7:35 PM on June 12, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Fine Day
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 7:39 PM on June 12, 2016


Mod note: Everybody dance now!
posted by MsMolly at 8:21 PM on June 12, 2016


Mod note: Dance with me!
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:29 PM on June 12, 2016


Mod note: Can't dance (yes I'm back. Can't sleep either is the thing...)
posted by Namlit at 8:45 PM on June 12, 2016


Mod note: Barbara Ann
posted by Rumple at 9:20 PM on June 12, 2016


Mod note: annnnd let's reverse the reverse again....
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:31 PM on June 12, 2016


Mod note: Billy Don't Be a Hero
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:33 PM on June 12, 2016


Mod note: Call me.
posted by ardgedee at 2:15 AM on June 13, 2016


Mod note: Do It ('Til You're Satisfied)
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:28 AM on June 13, 2016


Mod note: Everybody dance (again) now!
posted by pianissimo at 4:14 AM on June 13, 2016


Mod note: Forever young
I want to be
forever young
posted by pianissimo at 5:07 AM on June 13, 2016


Mod note: Gonna go my way are you?

(If Yoda sang Lenny Kravitz songs)
posted by pianissimo at 5:56 AM on June 13, 2016


Mod note: Help!
posted by pianissimo at 5:56 AM on June 13, 2016


Mod note: I need somebody! Help! Not
posted by Night_owl at 6:22 AM on June 13, 2016


Mod note: just anybody
posted by pianissimo at 6:30 AM on June 13, 2016


Mod note: just anybody. Help! You
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 6:30 AM on June 13, 2016


Mod note: know I need someone. Help!
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 6:31 AM on June 13, 2016


Mod note: Looks like I screwed up. Toldya I need help!
posted by pianissimo at 6:35 AM on June 13, 2016


Mod note: Must have stumbled over your toes...
posted by Namlit at 7:16 AM on June 13, 2016


Mod note: Now I find I've changed my mind and opened up the doors.
posted by Melismata at 7:26 AM on June 13, 2016


Mod note: Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:44 AM on June 13, 2016


Mod note: Polythene Pam
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 9:31 AM on June 13, 2016


Mod note: Question. Why do we never get an answer when we're knocking at the door, with a thousand million questions about hate and death and war?
posted by Melismata at 12:08 PM on June 13, 2016


Mod note: Q is tricky, because I'm pretty sure the Beatles never recorded a song that even had the letter Q in the title. Trying to avoid association with The Quarrymen? (Ringo, George and Paul all have a single song with a Q - Love First, Ask Questions later, Fantasy Sequins, Baby's Request.)
posted by zamboni at 12:08 PM on June 13, 2016


Mod note: Revolution (You Say You Want a)
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:48 PM on June 13, 2016


Mod note: Stones next?
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:48 PM on June 13, 2016


Mod note: Tumblin' Dice
(and I just noticed how many familiar Stones songs start with S: Satisfaction, Sympathy for the Devil, Start Me Up (or as I call it, Sympathy for Microsoft), She's a Rainbow, She's So Cold)
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:51 PM on June 13, 2016


Mod note: Under My Thumb
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:52 PM on June 13, 2016


Mod note: Ventilator Blues
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:55 PM on June 13, 2016


Mod note: Wild Horses
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:55 PM on June 13, 2016


Mod note: X-ile on Main Street?
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:56 PM on June 13, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: You Can't Always Get What You Want
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:57 PM on June 13, 2016


Mod note: Zome Girls (more Stones "S" songs: Street Fighting Man, Shine a Light, Sway, Satisfaction...)
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:01 PM on June 13, 2016


Mod note: Angie
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:02 PM on June 13, 2016


Mod note: Black, Paint it (could've gone with Brown Sugar or Beast of Burden, but I'm assuming somebody's going to take this in a different direction before we come back around to P)
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:03 PM on June 13, 2016


Mod note: Can You Hear Me Knocking?
posted by Room 641-A at 1:08 PM on June 13, 2016


Mod note: Dead Flowers, duh.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 1:36 PM on June 13, 2016


Mod note: Emotional Rescue is something we could all use right about now.
posted by drlith at 1:49 PM on June 13, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Far Away Eyes
posted by bologna on wry at 3:07 PM on June 13, 2016


Mod note: Gimme Shelter
posted by Sys Rq at 7:15 PM on June 13, 2016


Mod note: Honky Tonk Women, natch.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 8:34 PM on June 13, 2016


Mod note: It's Only Rock & Roll
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:40 PM on June 13, 2016


Mod note: Just My Imagination
posted by Rumple at 9:02 PM on June 13, 2016


Mod note: Keys To Your Love
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 6:39 AM on June 14, 2016


Mod note: Let it Loose?
posted by Melismata at 7:43 AM on June 14, 2016


Mod note: Mick would be ashamed at your lack of speed, the word for which I can't seem to remember right now but I'm sure it starts with an L which is obviously too late.

Mother's Little Helper .. What a drag it is getting old.
posted by h00py at 8:00 AM on June 14, 2016


Mod note: Narcotics, is that the word you're looking for?
posted by Melismata at 9:19 AM on June 14, 2016


Mod note: Opiates.
posted by bongo_x at 9:21 AM on June 14, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Percocet?
posted by Melismata at 9:25 AM on June 14, 2016


Mod note: Quaaludes?
posted by Melismata at 9:26 AM on June 14, 2016


Mod note: Rip This Joint
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 9:31 AM on June 14, 2016


Mod note: Sister Morphine
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 9:31 AM on June 14, 2016


Mod note: Tranquilizers
posted by infini at 9:41 AM on June 14, 2016


Mod note: Uppers?
posted by Melismata at 10:39 AM on June 14, 2016


Mod note: Vicodin Blues
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 10:47 AM on June 14, 2016


Mod note: Weed
posted by Kabanos at 10:48 AM on June 14, 2016


Mod note: XTC
posted by Kabanos at 10:49 AM on June 14, 2016


Mod note: Valium, sweet Valium
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:49 AM on June 14, 2016


Mod note: Yasmin
posted by Kabanos at 10:51 AM on June 14, 2016


Mod note: Zannie
posted by Kabanos at 10:52 AM on June 14, 2016


Mod note: And meanwhile, in Russia: Novosibirsk rescue workers warn people to stop taking selfies with that escaped bear
posted by Kabanos at 10:53 AM on June 14, 2016


Mod note: Bear takes selfie with... ah, forget it.
posted by Etrigan at 11:00 AM on June 14, 2016


Mod note: Camera, obviously.
posted by Sys Rq at 11:28 AM on June 14, 2016


Mod note: Crazy like a bear.
posted by Melismata at 11:28 AM on June 14, 2016


Mod note: Don't panic.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 11:45 AM on June 14, 2016


Mod note: Emergency call instead
posted by Namlit at 11:59 AM on June 14, 2016


Mod note: FFS, obey the signs when you go hiking in bear territory.
posted by Melismata at 12:15 PM on June 14, 2016


Mod note: Gotta shit in the woods
posted by infini at 12:21 PM on June 14, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Hell hath no fury like a hungry mama bear.
posted by Melismata at 12:38 PM on June 14, 2016


Mod note: I am more and more convinced that I am not interested to visit hell very much.
posted by Namlit at 12:53 PM on June 14, 2016


Mod note: Just some grill bits, please, none of the fury.
posted by Namlit at 12:54 PM on June 14, 2016


Mod note: Knock me not over, dear mama bear.
posted by Namlit at 12:57 PM on June 14, 2016


Mod note: Little weird that the bear is described as having "escaped from the forest."
posted by Sys Rq at 2:28 PM on June 14, 2016


Mod note: Maybe the forest kidnapped the bear? From the circus?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 2:34 PM on June 14, 2016


Mod note: Now doesn't everyone know that in Soviet Russia selfie takes you?
posted by MsMolly at 5:05 PM on June 14, 2016


Mod note: Obearzy won K'Smokey, you're our only hope...
posted by y2karl at 5:50 PM on June 14, 2016


Mod note: Polkabear waltzing about the forest.
posted by Namlit at 8:03 PM on June 14, 2016


Mod note: Quadruped...
posted by Namlit at 8:34 PM on June 14, 2016


Mod note: ... rampaging in the woods.
posted by Namlit at 8:34 PM on June 14, 2016


Mod note: So, why has the forest kidnapped a beer? *blinking confusedly*
posted by Namlit at 8:35 PM on June 14, 2016


Mod note: To get to the other side.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 8:57 PM on June 14, 2016


Mod note: Unrelated, or half-related: My mom told me this story about a German school class that had prepared a welcome song for some English exchange students, going like "A beer went over the mountain.." So yeah, the other side of the mountain. Figures.
posted by Namlit at 9:02 PM on June 14, 2016


Mod note: Very beer. Much hops. So Craft. Wow.
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:13 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Wendell has just turned himself into a doge. (Probably from too long taking care of a lolcat)
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:15 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: X All The Y!!!
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:16 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Y U no Love Me?
posted by infini at 5:17 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Y? Because we're krayzee!
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:17 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Zero funks given. (I never claimed to be a funky person)
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:18 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Anything else we can talk about?
posted by ardgedee at 5:27 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Bread. Mmmm. *drool*
posted by Melismata at 5:29 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Croissants!
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:34 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Donuts! (There's a place here that fries them fresh and tops them to order while you wait. It's pretty great, but my husband wishes they did cake donuts, while I'd really like a filled one.)
posted by Night_owl at 5:39 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Donuts. Mmmm.
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:40 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Eclairs?
posted by ardgedee at 5:44 AM on June 15, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Fremch pastries are nice.
posted by ardgedee at 5:45 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Generally any pastries are nice, but some are nicer than others.
posted by ardgedee at 5:45 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Have a macaron. Or a macaroon.
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:52 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Indian pastries are really nice too, but they're very sweet and heavy. Kind of challenge the distinction between pastry and candy.
posted by ardgedee at 6:10 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Jelly cakes! It's a cake and a jelly!
posted by pianissimo at 6:32 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Kouign-amann!
posted by Night_owl at 6:39 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Lagniappe
posted by y2karl at 6:45 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Madeleines, of course.
posted by ardgedee at 7:10 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Nudel(Dampf).
posted by Namlit at 7:20 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Oatmeal porridge.
posted by infini at 7:24 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: PIE! Throw one today!
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:33 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Quiche! I love quiche.
posted by Night_owl at 7:38 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Raclette (not a pastry, I just want raclette)
posted by ardgedee at 7:48 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Seared filet mignon.
posted by Melismata at 8:43 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Tarragon and thyme
posted by infini at 8:49 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Umami!!!
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:05 AM on June 15, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Vittles!!!
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:06 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Waffle me! It's still morning here!
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:14 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Xanthan gum.
posted by ardgedee at 9:27 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Yogurt, Greek please, and don't leave the fruit on the bottom - blend me!!!
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:29 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Zebra cutlets
posted by infini at 10:15 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Aardvark fillets.
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:20 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Baboon kidneys.
posted by Melismata at 10:25 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Cheshire cat stew (brought to you with a grin).
posted by Namlit at 10:41 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Donkey dumplings.
posted by Namlit at 10:41 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Entrails à la mode.
posted by Namlit at 10:44 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Fried funnel spiders.
posted by Namlit at 10:45 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Greasy, grimy gopher guts, but of course...
posted by y2karl at 10:49 AM on June 15, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Haggis-helperTM
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:58 AM on June 15, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: iguana-on-a-stick
posted by Kabanos at 11:03 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Jägermeister-braised Jaeger
posted by Kabanos at 11:04 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Kiwi avec kiwifruit
posted by Kabanos at 11:06 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Lemon ant -ade
posted by Kabanos at 11:07 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Melon balls
posted by Sys Rq at 11:08 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Millipede poppers
posted by Kabanos at 11:08 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Naked mole rat nuggets
posted by Kabanos at 11:13 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Octopus pus (serves eight)
posted by Sys Rq at 11:14 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Poached Rhino
posted by Kabanos at 11:16 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Quetzal Pretzels
posted by Kabanos at 11:16 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Rhinocer-sauce
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:20 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Slow-cooked sloth
posted by Kabanos at 11:24 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Tarantula tamales.
posted by Namlit at 11:25 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Utang à l'Orange
posted by Namlit at 11:26 AM on June 15, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Velociraptor Surprise
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:27 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Wolf's nipple chips
posted by Sys Rq at 11:28 AM on June 15, 2016 [2 favorites]


Mod note: Wombat wedges
posted by Kabanos at 11:28 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Xenopus claws with spicy sauce.
posted by Namlit at 11:31 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: yak yoghurt.
posted by Namlit at 11:32 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Zebra muscle chowder
posted by Sys Rq at 11:32 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Zebra roast... or Zebroast...
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:33 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Abraham ate abalones (biblical foods...)
posted by Namlit at 11:34 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Beethoven bit a BLT
posted by JHarris at 11:35 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Christ what an asshole
posted by Namlit at 11:36 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Don't listen to me--- Chopin gobbled a raindrop
posted by Namlit at 11:37 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Ecclesiastic eatery...
posted by Namlit at 11:39 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Florence ate a Nightingale
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:43 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Gutenberg leaded his wine
posted by Namlit at 11:45 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Hamlet started the Danish pork industry.
posted by Namlit at 11:47 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Incidentally, the BLT bit Beethoven (I should know).
posted by Namlit at 11:49 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Jesus ate himself, presumably
posted by Sys Rq at 11:50 AM on June 15, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Justinian likely died of the leftover chicken on the counter.
posted by Namlit at 11:51 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Karl Marx possibly hated Brussels sprouts.
posted by Namlit at 11:53 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Lot's wife should have cut back on the sodium
posted by Sys Rq at 11:54 AM on June 15, 2016 [3 favorites]


Mod note: Merlin ate his beard.
posted by Namlit at 11:57 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Mike Tyson ate an ear of corn
posted by Sys Rq at 11:58 AM on June 15, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Napoleon: what he ate was weird.
posted by Namlit at 11:58 AM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Ophelia had too much rue
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:04 PM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Planck ate constantly.
posted by ardgedee at 12:05 PM on June 15, 2016 [3 favorites]


Mod note: Quintilius had a tough time with North German cooking.
posted by Namlit at 12:09 PM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Rasputin's fasting routine is unknown.
posted by Namlit at 12:11 PM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Shakespeare would be turning in his grave.
posted by infini at 12:13 PM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Tournedos, quite literally.
posted by Namlit at 12:14 PM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Ulisses, King of Ithaca, can be seen on the farmer's market on Saturdays, haggling over eggplant.
posted by Namlit at 12:23 PM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Vivaldi only used four seasonings.
posted by Kabanos at 12:27 PM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Wagner, on the other hand, invented the Meister Zinger.
posted by Namlit at 12:33 PM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Xenakis was an atheist, but I guess he ate food, too.
posted by Namlit at 12:35 PM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Yom Kippur: mostly no food at all.
posted by Namlit at 12:48 PM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Zadie used her white teeth to bite in.
posted by infini at 12:50 PM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Ah thanks. I was still reading up on Zeppo Marx and Zinfandel...
posted by Namlit at 12:52 PM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Beethoven, meanwhile, threw some soup over a waiter who had irked him. He also threw chairs at his housekeepers. And he threw tantrums. We don't know that he ever threw out his back.
posted by Namlit at 12:55 PM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Celebrity trivia?
posted by Namlit at 12:57 PM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Dante maybe didn't have a hell of a life, but he made a living out of hell.
posted by Namlit at 12:58 PM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Epicure's epic cure was food.
posted by Namlit at 1:01 PM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Fermat's First Theorem was 100 proof.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:07 PM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: God Emperor of Dune had worms.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:07 PM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Hannibal needed a little Alp with his friends.
posted by ardgedee at 1:10 PM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: If I remember correctly, he ate most of them, didn't he?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:13 PM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: just the limestone
posted by Namlit at 1:15 PM on June 15, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!!!!!!!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:17 PM on June 15, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Kafka had run out of "c"s.
posted by Namlit at 1:18 PM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Lancelot sucked at limericks.
posted by Namlit at 1:19 PM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Mozart never ate Kugel, likely.
posted by Namlit at 1:22 PM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Neil Armstrong was a Moonie
posted by Kabanos at 1:25 PM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Nefertiticaca lake is a fiction
posted by Namlit at 1:25 PM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: O'RLY??!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:26 PM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Paul is dead. Just not that Paul.
posted by Sys Rq at 1:27 PM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Quincy Magoo sees you!
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:27 PM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Rest assured I see him too.
posted by Namlit at 1:40 PM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Sees me? Mr. Magoo? I highly doubt that.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:43 PM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Tom & Jerry totally agree.
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:46 PM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Underdog is totally over it.
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:46 PM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Velma can't find her glasses.
posted by Melismata at 2:14 PM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Wilma Flintstone sucked them up in her carpet-cleaning mastodon.
posted by Sys Rq at 2:37 PM on June 15, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Would be about time for contacts.
posted by Namlit at 2:42 PM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: X-ray specs might come in handy.
posted by Sys Rq at 2:55 PM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: You'd just get picked up by the Jetsons' robot maid, then...
posted by ardgedee at 3:05 PM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: ...Zapped by the trash disposal thingy.
posted by ardgedee at 3:05 PM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Anyway, if you're going to be in a cartoon-space future, The Jetson's wouldn't be all that bad. Just don't mess with the robotic housemaids.
posted by ardgedee at 3:27 PM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: "Barney Rubble was NOT a Carney Double", Joe Barbera declared about The Honeymooners inspiring The Flintsones.
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:34 PM on June 15, 2016 [2 favorites]


Mod note: Calvinball, anyone?
posted by Melismata at 3:40 PM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Chip 'n' Dale are the only chipmunks in the whole world to ever live in a tree.
posted by Sys Rq at 3:43 PM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Did Chip 'n' Dale have Squirrel Envy?
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:45 PM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Er, I think it was probably just so they weren't a complete ripoff of Mac & Tosh, Warner Brothers' Goofy Gophers.
posted by Sys Rq at 3:49 PM on June 15, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Fudd, Elmer, miwwionaire; I own a mansion and a yacht.
posted by oneswellfoop at 4:11 PM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Goofy Gophers were already mentioned, I believe.
posted by ardgedee at 6:01 PM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Howard the Duck should not be mentioned.
posted by Melismata at 6:10 PM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: I.M. Weasel!!!
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:19 PM on June 15, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Janet Waldo, the voice of Judy Jetson and Penelope Pitstop, passed away a few days ago at the age of 96.

.
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:21 PM on June 15, 2016 [2 favorites]


Mod note: Knucklehead Smif was one of Paul Winchell's dummies when he was doing ventriloquism on live-action kids shows. Winchell used virtually the same voice for Tigger on the Winnie the Pooh cartoons.
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:23 PM on June 15, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: "Linus and Lucy" is the title of Vince Guaradi's most recognized them from the Peanuts soundtracks; sorry Charlie Brown.
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:20 PM on June 15, 2016


Mod note: Marvin hasn't been mentioned. That makes me so angryyy.
posted by Namlit at 12:21 AM on June 16, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Newtonian Fluid Porcupine! (Not a cartoon character as far as I know, I just can't think of any right now.)
posted by ardgedee at 4:12 AM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: Oh, Nancy is going to be upset.
posted by h00py at 5:18 AM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: Pew, Pepé Le, mon Cheri...
posted by y2karl at 5:33 AM on June 16, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Superman presupposes upsets.
posted by infini at 6:21 AM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: Quelle horreur!

Really, you missed a few :)
posted by h00py at 6:25 AM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: So they violated the QR code?
posted by zamboni at 6:53 AM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: The QC, rather...
posted by y2karl at 6:58 AM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: Undersea Adventures of Captain Nemo
posted by Kabanos at 7:36 AM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: Veronica, where are you?
posted by Melismata at 8:28 AM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: Wilson, Mr.
posted by Kabanos at 8:45 AM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: Where are any of us, really.
posted by ardgedee at 8:45 AM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: xschewing the x mostly...
posted by Namlit at 8:47 AM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: Yourrrrre dethpicable!
posted by Namlit at 8:47 AM on June 16, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Zero filters given.
posted by ardgedee at 8:57 AM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: Zartan, leader of the Dreadnoks.
(Amusingly autocorrected to "Tartan, leader of the Dreadlocks". Which actually would have been a really cool kilt-wearing rasta villain in GI Joe.)
posted by Kabanos at 8:59 AM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: You trying to reverse it, Kabanos?
posted by Etrigan at 9:01 AM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: X-Man Etrigan: Reverso!
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 9:18 AM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: Wrong universe.
posted by Etrigan at 9:25 AM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: Verrrrry interesting... but a little too '60s for 2016...
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:33 AM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: Uhh, welll, mmm, yeah...
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:02 AM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: There we go again, this time darling, can we grasp hands and step off the carousel?
posted by infini at 10:55 AM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: So, everyone, needs a hug, badly.
posted by infini at 10:56 AM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: Repeat itself, history does.
posted by Namlit at 11:02 AM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: quotitas quotitatum et omina quotitas.
posted by Namlit at 11:04 AM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: Perhaps it was meant to be a very grey and rainy day today.
posted by infini at 11:09 AM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: Pet. Everyone needs a pet!
posted by Namlit at 11:09 AM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: Oh is it there too? It's here. Grey and rainy.
posted by Namlit at 11:09 AM on June 16, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: No sun anywhere.
posted by Namlit at 11:10 AM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: Most distressing. We opened some wine, it does help.
posted by Namlit at 11:10 AM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: Laphroig, she said, in a timely manner.
posted by infini at 11:12 AM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: Krud, you're right. Well, I have some other Islay stuff here, good too.
posted by Namlit at 11:15 AM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: Just the ticket, if we're not going to unbox the winter ales.
posted by Namlit at 11:15 AM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: It is almost midsummer, so what's to worry.
posted by Namlit at 11:15 AM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: Helsinki in midsummer has it own charm, said one of those who hasn't yet found a mokki to run away from it all.
posted by infini at 11:31 AM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: Getting away to the countryside is a national obsession.
posted by infini at 11:31 AM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: Far away from the madding crowd, goes the thought, yet the irony of the city's abandoned emptiness is lost.
posted by infini at 11:32 AM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: Ergo, I will remain behind.
posted by infini at 11:32 AM on June 16, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Dutifully, come the Canada Day long weekend, I too will 'escape' with several thousand other Ontarians up north to cottage country.
posted by Kabanos at 11:50 AM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: Drat.
posted by Melismata at 11:50 AM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: Can only hope that the lake has warmed up a bit since Victoria Day.
posted by Kabanos at 11:50 AM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: Break out the swimsuits!
posted by Melismata at 11:52 AM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: Ahoy! Another turnaround point!
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 11:58 AM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: Zut alors! We're stuck in reverse!
posted by zamboni at 12:02 PM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: Absolutely not!
posted by Namlit at 12:58 PM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: You can't simply reverse the reverse!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:59 PM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: But, but, but...
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:00 PM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: Curse reversed!
posted by Melismata at 1:26 PM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: Daringly dashing forward. Towards the Unknooooooooooooo
posted by Namlit at 1:31 PM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: Ever onward.
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:50 PM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: Forward Into the Past! (Firesign Theater represent!)
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:51 PM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: Going, going...
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:51 PM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: Honey Badger approves. On to other beehives.
posted by Namlit at 2:44 PM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: I first read that as Honey Boo-boo.
posted by Melismata at 2:45 PM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: just so. Optometrist next.
posted by Namlit at 2:51 PM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: Killjoy forward-goers
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 3:07 PM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: Leave them be, stuck in neutral for now.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 3:19 PM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: Like this?
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 4:20 PM on June 16, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: LOL!
posted by Melismata at 4:32 PM on June 16, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Leaving this comment right here, for now.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 5:12 PM on June 16, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Low gear apparently, instead of neutral.
posted by Melismata at 5:17 PM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: Let's get this thing moving.
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:17 PM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: Moving.
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:18 PM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: More power needed.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 5:21 PM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: Let's.
posted by box at 5:25 PM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: Krispy Kremes have a lot of calories, and the calorie is a unit of energy, and energy is necessary for power.
posted by ardgedee at 6:53 PM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: Just be aware calories do not dictate direction.
posted by ardgedee at 6:54 PM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: I don't think it matters, though others might.
posted by ardgedee at 6:54 PM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaarghgh, we're sloowly rolling backward off the hill!
posted by Namlit at 9:14 PM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: have you ever had your whole life pass through your mind in a flash of an instant?
posted by Namlit at 9:15 PM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: Harrowing experience. Especially if it's instant coffee
posted by Namlit at 9:15 PM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: How did we end up in this rut?
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:44 PM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: Groove, it's a groove, not a rut.
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:45 PM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: Help, we're sinking in the mud!
posted by JHarris at 10:39 PM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: I actually woke up dreaming that I, together with some other people, just barely escaped a grim, huge and very intelligent brown bear. Better get moving again, is what I mean.
posted by Namlit at 10:43 PM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: Just in time. Phhhew.
posted by Namlit at 10:43 PM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: Kangaroos are slightly less dangerous...
posted by Namlit at 10:45 PM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: Last man running
posted by Namlit at 10:46 PM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: Most were eaten by the giant, smart and evil bear.
posted by Namlit at 10:47 PM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: Nasty crunching noises from behind that little bit of forest.
posted by Namlit at 10:47 PM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: Owls sound dangerous... and, yeah, they got talons.
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:02 PM on June 16, 2016


Mod note: Porcupines, on the other hand, are uncannily closely related to...

Capybaras. YEAH.
posted by Namlit at 1:11 AM on June 17, 2016


Mod note: Quills are things porcupines have.
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:12 AM on June 17, 2016


Mod note: Quills are also things that birds have. And that are used as plectra in harpsichords.
posted by Namlit at 1:14 AM on June 17, 2016


Mod note: Rather snazzy, no?
posted by Namlit at 1:14 AM on June 17, 2016


Mod note: Snazzy, yes.
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:29 AM on June 17, 2016


Mod note: Try two harpsichords! Moar quills!
posted by Namlit at 2:57 AM on June 17, 2016


Mod note: Um, I'm okay with all kinds of plectra, sometimes I'll use an expired credit card when playing bass.
posted by ardgedee at 5:08 AM on June 17, 2016


Mod note: Very good fret work with that card - does a MasterCard work better than a Discover?
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:25 AM on June 17, 2016


Mod note: Wine card. I want the wine card please. Or cart, rather, full.
posted by Namlit at 7:49 AM on June 17, 2016


Mod note: Xantippe made Socrates who he is today.
posted by y2karl at 8:06 AM on June 17, 2016


Mod note: Yikes, this is about to go off the second page!
posted by Melismata at 8:40 AM on June 17, 2016


Mod note: Zero fraks given.
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:15 AM on June 17, 2016


Mod note: All aboard for the Lagniappe Archipelago! All aboard!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 9:52 AM on June 17, 2016


Mod note: Boarding. Is this the last train to Clarksville?
posted by Melismata at 10:49 AM on June 17, 2016


Mod note: Clarksville?! This is the Orient Express, baby!
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 11:39 AM on June 17, 2016


Mod note: Damn. I thought it was the Wells Fargo wagon.
posted by ardgedee at 1:51 PM on June 17, 2016


Mod note: Espresso. Or as Penelope Cruz would say, "Ethpretho."
posted by Kabanos at 2:11 PM on June 17, 2016


Mod note: F Sixth Avenue Local
posted by Sys Rq at 2:20 PM on June 17, 2016


Mod note: Get out of town.
posted by Melismata at 2:24 PM on June 17, 2016


Mod note: G Brooklyn-Queens Crosstown Local
posted by Sys Rq at 2:24 PM on June 17, 2016


Mod note: G your hair smells terrific
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 2:24 PM on June 17, 2016


Mod note: ginx
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 2:24 PM on June 17, 2016


Mod note: GRALPHABET
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:26 PM on June 17, 2016


Mod note: Gbroken thread
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 2:27 PM on June 17, 2016


Mod note: gotta get outta here
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:30 PM on June 17, 2016


Mod note: GHENGIS KAHN COMMA I GET A LITTLE BIT
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:34 PM on June 17, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Gaaaah!! I'm melting...
posted by Melismata at 2:44 PM on June 17, 2016


Mod note: GENGHIS, not GHENGIS also you're probably pronouncing it wrong too
posted by Sys Rq at 2:56 PM on June 17, 2016


Mod note: GET IT ON WITH NOBODY ELSE BUT ME COMMA DON'T WANT YOU TO
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:03 PM on June 17, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Hello. Is it me you're alphabet threading for?
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:06 PM on June 17, 2016


Mod note: Gertainly not.
posted by Namlit at 3:21 PM on June 17, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: G-Spot... what we've apparently hit and are unwilling to leave.
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:43 PM on June 17, 2016


Mod note: Gr-r-r-r-r-r-eat!
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 4:19 PM on June 17, 2016


Mod note: Get on with it.
posted by ardgedee at 4:21 PM on June 17, 2016


Mod note: Going... Going...
posted by oneswellfoop at 4:33 PM on June 17, 2016


Mod note: Going…
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 4:39 PM on June 17, 2016


Mod note: Gong...
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 4:44 PM on June 17, 2016


Mod note: Grar is what I came for but alphabet is what I got.
posted by pianissimo at 4:50 PM on June 17, 2016


Mod note: Gene, Gene, the Dancing Machine
posted by oneswellfoop at 4:52 PM on June 17, 2016


Mod note: GIF, I pronounce it like "gif".
posted by ardgedee at 5:29 PM on June 17, 2016


Mod note: Goozy mothers choose...
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:34 PM on June 17, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Gene Rayburn!
posted by Melismata at 5:43 PM on June 17, 2016


Mod note: Gene therapy!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 5:46 PM on June 17, 2016


Mod note: Gary Owens! *POWDERED TOAST MAN!!!*
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:46 PM on June 17, 2016 [2 favorites]


Mod note: George Fenneman?
posted by Melismata at 5:51 PM on June 17, 2016


Mod note: GROUCHO! ("The one, the only...")
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:58 PM on June 17, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Harpo? (is that a cue to move on to the next letter? I don't know)
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:59 PM on June 17, 2016


Mod note: I do know! We're in motion again
posted by Namlit at 9:08 PM on June 17, 2016


Mod note: Jouhou
posted by Namlit at 9:08 PM on June 17, 2016


Mod note: Kinko! (the Marx Brother they don't talk about)
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:20 PM on June 17, 2016


Mod note: Lazlo? (Am I doing this right?)
posted by Night_owl at 10:11 PM on June 17, 2016


Mod note: Marco! Polo?
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:25 PM on June 17, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Nana? Is that you?
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 11:37 PM on June 17, 2016


Mod note: Ocho! Ocho Marx! Ah-ah-ah!
posted by Sys Rq at 1:45 AM on June 18, 2016


Mod note: Poutino, the cheesier Marx bro...
posted by y2karl at 8:04 AM on June 18, 2016


Mod note: Quicho, the cheesiest!
posted by y2karl at 8:07 AM on June 18, 2016


Mod note: Ricotto!
posted by box at 9:20 AM on June 18, 2016


Mod note: SkimMilkio, too!
posted by y2karl at 11:14 AM on June 18, 2016


Mod note: Toto, the African dog
posted by infini at 11:18 AM on June 18, 2016


Mod note: Unlikely to get stuck here, thank god I missed that GRARfest
posted by infini at 11:19 AM on June 18, 2016


Mod note: Vino, the drunk brother.
posted by ardgedee at 12:19 PM on June 18, 2016


Mod note: Wino, Vino's symbiotic twin.
posted by ardgedee at 12:20 PM on June 18, 2016


Mod note: Xino, whose name everybody pronounced "chino" or "zino" and of course hilarity ensued.
posted by ardgedee at 12:21 PM on June 18, 2016


Mod note: Yino, the comedic accountant!
posted by ardgedee at 12:21 PM on June 18, 2016


Mod note: Zino, the brother everybody confused with Xino.
posted by ardgedee at 12:22 PM on June 18, 2016


Mod note: Arduino
posted by box at 12:28 PM on June 18, 2016


Mod note: Bambino
posted by box at 12:28 PM on June 18, 2016


Mod note: Camino
posted by box at 12:28 PM on June 18, 2016


Mod note: Dino, ancient forefather
posted by Namlit at 12:38 PM on June 18, 2016


Mod note: Eenie-Meenie-Miney-Moe
posted by JHarris at 12:52 PM on June 18, 2016


Mod note: Finito, the Italian zombie
posted by infini at 1:03 PM on June 18, 2016


Mod note: Gallo, the winery in Northern California
posted by infini at 1:04 PM on June 18, 2016


Mod note: Halo, a game I never tried to play.
posted by infini at 1:05 PM on June 18, 2016


Mod note: Ice tea, a drink with jam and bread
posted by infini at 1:05 PM on June 18, 2016


Mod note: Just a few of my favorite things.
posted by Melismata at 1:37 PM on June 18, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Koalo Nonplacento Bearzo
posted by y2karl at 1:47 PM on June 18, 2016


Mod note: Let's guess here. A Koala that wasn't placed in the bear zone?
posted by Namlit at 2:02 PM on June 18, 2016


Mod note: Mustachio, hairy nut-like product.
posted by Namlit at 2:03 PM on June 18, 2016


Mod note: Nopo Nado Zippo
posted by y2karl at 2:06 PM on June 18, 2016


Mod note: Nutello, Nutella's very macho brother
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:07 PM on June 18, 2016


Mod note: Oh, no!
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:07 PM on June 18, 2016


Mod note: Ojinxo!
posted by y2karl at 2:08 PM on June 18, 2016


Mod note: Preciso, as we say in Swedeolo...
posted by y2karl at 2:11 PM on June 18, 2016


Mod note: Quarto, the Shakespearian Marx Brother
posted by JHarris at 2:20 PM on June 18, 2016


Mod note: Ringo.
posted by Sys Rq at 2:26 PM on June 18, 2016


Mod note: Staccato
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:00 PM on June 18, 2016


Mod note: Tarantino (nightmare concept of the day: "The Tarantino Marx Brothers Movie")
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:01 PM on June 18, 2016


Mod note: Ululato, the Warbler Marx
posted by y2karl at 3:16 PM on June 18, 2016


Mod note: Vivalto Vivaldi
posted by Night_owl at 4:26 PM on June 18, 2016


Mod note: Where is Waldo Marx ?
posted by y2karl at 4:40 PM on June 18, 2016


Mod note: XO, the Hollywood Square Marx Brother
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:03 PM on June 18, 2016


Mod note: Yo! Bet Your Life.
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:04 PM on June 18, 2016


Mod note: Yolo, the millennial Marx brother.
posted by ardgedee at 5:04 PM on June 18, 2016


Mod note: Zoso, the stoner dropout brother.
posted by ardgedee at 5:04 PM on June 18, 2016


Mod note: Zero Marx Given
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:08 PM on June 18, 2016


Mod note: Zounds, is no one marxing the next letter?!
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 6:01 PM on June 18, 2016


Mod note: Abbott & Costello are next...
Who's on first?
posted by oneswellfoop at 6:09 PM on June 18, 2016


Mod note: Base, you mean?
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 6:13 PM on June 18, 2016


Mod note: Catcher is today.
posted by Melismata at 6:45 PM on June 18, 2016


Mod note: Dugout dwellers not mentioned in the sketch: An, Is, Of, Latterday, and Prenuptual Contract.
posted by ardgedee at 7:38 PM on June 18, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Enos Slaughter would have approved.
posted by Melismata at 8:10 PM on June 18, 2016


Mod note: First Place!
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:30 PM on June 18, 2016


Mod note: Guts on second.
posted by Sys Rq at 9:05 PM on June 18, 2016


Mod note: Hoo's on....
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:13 PM on June 18, 2016


Mod note: I DON'T GIVE A DAMN.
He's the shortstop.
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:14 PM on June 18, 2016


Mod note: Jokes. DH.
posted by box at 9:43 PM on June 18, 2016


Mod note: Kryptic korner. Krap, why do I always have to do the K anyways?
posted by Namlit at 2:32 AM on June 19, 2016


Mod note: Lucky, I guess.
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:03 AM on June 19, 2016


Mod note: Must be it, yeah. Now second coffee. More luck to me. And agency.
posted by Namlit at 3:38 AM on June 19, 2016


Mod note: No shortcuts. Instant coffee be banned. Grind grind grond grond, grond will breach it.
posted by Namlit at 3:40 AM on June 19, 2016


Mod note: O, the transformative letter, in ither words.
posted by Namlit at 3:41 AM on June 19, 2016


Mod note: Pourover coffee. Could've had one yesterday but I was short on time so I didn't, but the red-eye I ordered took about as long anyway. Oh well. It was good too.
posted by ardgedee at 3:51 AM on June 19, 2016


Mod note: Quinine, in the form of gin and tonic is the drink for me!
posted by pianissimo at 4:25 AM on June 19, 2016


Mod note: Rum will do too, in a pinch
posted by pianissimo at 4:37 AM on June 19, 2016


Mod note: Shiraz - now that's something I could go for right now.
posted by pianissimo at 4:54 AM on June 19, 2016


Mod note: This thread closes tomorrow, aaaagh!
posted by Melismata at 4:57 AM on June 19, 2016


Mod note: UNITE BEHIND NUMBER ONE QUIDNUNC KID FOR TO MAKE THREAD PERMANENTLY
posted by Etrigan at 5:11 AM on June 19, 2016


Mod note: Vote #1 you know who!
posted by pianissimo at 5:13 AM on June 19, 2016


Mod note: What is this nonsense about the thread closing?
posted by Dr Dracator at 5:46 AM on June 19, 2016


Mod note: Another coffee please. Now as to pourover, I know it came back and all that. Still, I'm more of a pour-into type of person.
Just ordered another 1 1/2 kilos of freshly-small-batch-roasted various kinds. And yum.
posted by Namlit at 5:51 AM on June 19, 2016


Mod note: Best before dates: this tread is getting old, admittedly, but you're as old as you feel and so on.
posted by Namlit at 5:53 AM on June 19, 2016


Mod note: Can's say the same about coffee, come to that. Old coffee is just old and should be closed, and tossed. AS OPPOSED to this thread, obvsl.
posted by Namlit at 5:54 AM on June 19, 2016


Mod note: Deliberately closing this thread is an act of violence.
posted by Namlit at 5:55 AM on June 19, 2016


Mod note: Established practice for keeping something open: get a foot in the door. Better there than in your mouth is what I say.
posted by Namlit at 5:57 AM on June 19, 2016


Mod note: Educating the public about the alphabet thread is necessary!
posted by ardgedee at 5:58 AM on June 19, 2016


Mod note: For now, though, I have to do housework and maybe drink another coffee.
posted by ardgedee at 5:58 AM on June 19, 2016


Mod note: Give me a never ending alphabet thread or give me death
posted by pianissimo at 6:01 AM on June 19, 2016


Mod note: Hot chocolate for me, not coffee.
posted by Melismata at 6:19 AM on June 19, 2016


Mod note: Is no one going to talk about X, Y, and Z going down the memory hole?
posted by Etrigan at 6:22 AM on June 19, 2016


Mod note: Jeez have some patience willya
posted by Namlit at 6:46 AM on June 19, 2016


Mod note: Kan I have some tea please?
posted by Namlit at 6:47 AM on June 19, 2016


Mod note: Lapsang Souchong OK?
posted by zamboni at 7:22 AM on June 19, 2016


Mod note: Matcha time!
posted by needled at 7:51 AM on June 19, 2016


Mod note: No matcha for you!
posted by languagehat at 8:03 AM on June 19, 2016


Mod note: Oolong it is, then.
posted by needled at 8:08 AM on June 19, 2016


Mod note: Pekoe, please.
posted by Night_owl at 8:10 AM on June 19, 2016


Mod note: Quench the thirst, it does.
posted by Namlit at 8:13 AM on June 19, 2016


Mod note: Rather prefer Darjeeling, though. Lapsang i dunno, never had good one I guess. I like my smoke in Whisky.
posted by Namlit at 8:16 AM on June 19, 2016


Mod note: Soooo...this chicken wing that's been out on the floor for 24 hours can I still eat it?
posted by Namlit at 10:15 AM on June 19, 2016


Mod note: Totally, I would...
posted by Namlit at 10:16 AM on June 19, 2016


Mod note: Umami added by fermentation...
posted by Namlit at 10:16 AM on June 19, 2016


Mod note: Very nutritious in one way or the other.
posted by Namlit at 10:17 AM on June 19, 2016


Mod note: "Wayward sisters, you that fright
The lonely traveller by night
Who, like dismal ravens crying,
Beat the windows of the dying,
Appear! Appear at my call, and share in the fame
Of a mischief shall make all Carthage flame.
Appear!"

Needed to do something cultural with the "W"...
posted by Namlit at 10:18 AM on June 19, 2016


Mod note: X-rated films count as culture, right?
posted by Dr Dracator at 11:32 AM on June 19, 2016


Mod note: Yeah, Purcell's Dido and Aeneas --- x-rated. Hahahaha.
posted by Namlit at 11:36 AM on June 19, 2016


Mod note: Zere is some truth in what you say anyway. I recall a performance of Dido in Gothenburg many years ago, where Dido sang her last and oh-so-sad aria seated on some kind of throne under an enormous foam-rubber penis. The mind boggles.
posted by Namlit at 11:59 AM on June 19, 2016


Mod note: After this slight derail back to the Marx Brothers, please. Is it foither father or father foither?
posted by Namlit at 12:00 PM on June 19, 2016


Mod note: ...Buried in Grant's Tomb? (Groucho on You Bet Your Life)
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:34 PM on June 19, 2016


Mod note: "Come get your tootsie-frootsie ice cream!" - Chico
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:35 PM on June 19, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Duck, Why A?
posted by ardgedee at 12:47 PM on June 19, 2016 [2 favorites]


Mod note: Elephant in my pajamas.
posted by Melismata at 2:17 PM on June 19, 2016


Mod note: From the moment I picked up your book until I laid it down, I was convulsed with laughter.

Some day I intend reading it.
posted by languagehat at 2:23 PM on June 19, 2016


Mod note: Groucho, Groucho, fast as light / Some talk like him but not quite / When
Harpo would play his harp, all was still, still
posted by zamboni at 7:24 PM on June 19, 2016


Mod note: "honk honk" - Harpo Marx
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:25 PM on June 19, 2016


Mod note: Irving Thalberg died way too young.
posted by Melismata at 8:15 PM on June 19, 2016


Mod note: Just how much time is there left for this?
posted by Namlit at 11:01 PM on June 19, 2016


Mod note: Klosing time in 8 hours and 45 minutes.
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:34 PM on June 19, 2016


Mod note: Last window rapidly closing. I was wondering what with time differences and all that...
posted by Namlit at 11:57 PM on June 19, 2016


Mod note: Man, I can't believe it lasted this long.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 12:02 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: New record?
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 12:02 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: Other alphabet thread must have been longer, because of the sheer muscle some of us invested back then.
posted by Namlit at 12:09 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: Perfectly good moment for some reminiscing: at the time of the last alphabet thread I was home alone cuz my SO had to fly to the states for a funeral, and I was in that combination mindspace of "I liked her grandma too" and bored, so I stayed awake sorta around the clock contributing to that epic thread. Others clearly had similar issues, it was a fast feast...
posted by Namlit at 12:11 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: Quoting the MeFi Wiki: "The longest thread in MetaFilter history is the May 15, 2013 MetaTalk longboat thread 'A post about metatalk hasn't been deleted yet, and I wonder why' which has 8659 comments. For reasons that become obvious when the thread is read, this thread is sometimes referred to as the "alphabet thread." Its length, in part, resulted from a deliberate effort to break the record for longest thread."
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:18 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: Really, just because we can't beat the alltime record doesn't mean we can't go for a 2016 record... just make sure we're longer than all those election threads that have been getting 2000+ comments every week...
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:20 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: Seriously 8659? I had forgotten it was that bad. Yeah that ship has sailed. Problem too, I need to get some work done over here. Ach und weh.
posted by Namlit at 12:35 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: Threadmaxery is what happens in alphabet threads.
posted by Namlit at 12:36 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: ugh, well, might as well do my best to help
posted by en forme de poire at 1:46 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: Very well, let's push it all the way to the finish!
posted by Namlit at 1:47 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: We can do it!
posted by Namlit at 1:48 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: Xellerate to the bitter end!
posted by pianissimo at 4:06 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: Yesssss yesss this thread will be mine. My preciousss.
posted by pianissimo at 4:52 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: ZOOM FASTER
posted by ardgedee at 4:59 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: ALL YOUR BASS ARE BELONG TO US (because CATS, geddit?)
posted by ardgedee at 5:00 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: Because CATS: "All your bass are belong to us"
posted by ardgedee at 5:01 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: CATS are because "All your bass are belong to us"
posted by ardgedee at 5:02 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: Don't deny it.
posted by ardgedee at 5:03 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: Even if I wanted to I couldn't.
posted by pianissimo at 5:04 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: English is pretty interesting in that "All your base are belong to us" makes perfect sense despite being so grammatically incorrect.
posted by ardgedee at 5:04 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: Freedonia!
posted by Melismata at 5:11 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: Get your free Donia!
posted by Dr Dracator at 5:31 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: Hedonia?
posted by ardgedee at 5:42 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: It's a long way to Caledonia.
posted by ardgedee at 5:43 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: Just donia it.
posted by pianissimo at 5:46 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: Koninia, land of rabbits
posted by Namlit at 6:35 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: Lonelia, I feel
posted by Namlit at 6:35 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: My, my, my
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:21 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: No, no, no
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:22 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: Oopsie doopsie
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:28 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: Poop
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:28 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: Quick, brown fox! Jump over the lazy dog!!
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:29 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: Radagast the Brown and his cute little animals, foxes, dogs, hedgehogs...
posted by Namlit at 7:36 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: Saruman the white and his creepy minions, Trump, eh...
posted by Namlit at 7:37 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: Save me!
posted by Melismata at 7:37 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: Trumpoman the red and his great big


whatever
posted by Namlit at 7:38 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: U wr 2 late with s
posted by Namlit at 7:38 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: Velocity is the watchword
posted by Namlit at 7:39 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: Welocity in Germany...
posted by Namlit at 7:41 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: X. The beautiful and useless letter x...
posted by Namlit at 7:41 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: Y u down on x?
posted by Shmuel510 at 7:42 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: Zecause?
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:43 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: Zeppo!
posted by Melismata at 7:43 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: Ahh.
posted by Shmuel510 at 7:43 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: Ah, here's the time where we all start talking over one another.
posted by Melismata at 7:43 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: Beating our drums in double time!
posted by Shmuel510 at 7:44 AM on June 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: 'Course, we could slow down again.
posted by Shmuel510 at 7:50 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: DRUM SOLO!
posted by Melismata at 7:50 AM on June 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: [ecstatic response to drum solo]
posted by Shmuel510 at 7:52 AM on June 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Fife and drum music is awesome.
posted by Melismata at 8:03 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: Great for patriotic marches!
posted by Shmuel510 at 8:05 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: Hey everyone, only 13 minutes left!
posted by Melismata at 8:06 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: It's not enough time!
posted by Shmuel510 at 8:08 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: Just 9 minutes now...
posted by Shmuel510 at 8:10 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: Kan't wait
posted by Namlit at 8:12 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: Life's draining away
posted by Namlit at 8:13 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: Mere moments
posted by Namlit at 8:13 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: Melting, I'm melting!
posted by Melismata at 8:13 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: No time to spare and the thread loads sooo sloowly...argh
posted by Namlit at 8:14 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: Ooooh Meltismata
posted by Namlit at 8:14 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: Noooooo!
posted by Shmuel510 at 8:14 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: Phooey.
posted by Shmuel510 at 8:15 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: Posterity will view this thread with awe
posted by Namlit at 8:15 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: ouch
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:15 AM on June 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Pure terror—my vision is going dark...
posted by languagehat at 8:15 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: Quick, somebody post something!
posted by languagehat at 8:15 AM on June 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Qu-what now!
posted by Namlit at 8:15 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: Race to the finish now...
posted by Shmuel510 at 8:16 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: Ralphabet
posted by Namlit at 8:16 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: Raus! Raus!
posted by Melismata at 8:16 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: Saying, I just wanted
posted by Namlit at 8:16 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: so I'd like to acknowledge each and every one of you... but there's no time
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:16 AM on June 20, 2016 [2 favorites]


Mod note: So sorry to see this go. Will miss it.
posted by Melismata at 8:16 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: Time's upppp
posted by Namlit at 8:16 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: Take care all!
posted by Melismata at 8:17 AM on June 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: U will be missed
posted by Namlit at 8:17 AM on June 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Up? No!
posted by languagehat at 8:17 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: Ultimately, everything ends.
posted by Shmuel510 at 8:17 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: unbeliebegable...
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:17 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: Very sad wow
posted by Namlit at 8:17 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: We're piling up at the finish!
posted by Shmuel510 at 8:18 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: Wow, such sadness
posted by Namlit at 8:18 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: Z. it has to end on Z, right?
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:18 AM on June 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: Xylophone says goodbye
posted by Namlit at 8:18 AM on June 20, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mod note: You all are beautiful.
posted by Melismata at 8:18 AM on June 20, 2016 [2 favorites]


Mod note: Yes it does have to end on
posted by Namlit at 8:18 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: z it does yes yes
posted by Namlit at 8:19 AM on June 20, 2016


Mod note: Y??
posted by languagehat at 8:19 AM on June 20, 2016 [2 favorites]


Mod note: Aha! Still time for another Anfang
posted by Namlit at 8:19 AM on June 20, 2016 [2 favorites]


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